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Another Round of Flooding Arrives at Jersey Shore During Friday Evening's High Tide

A storm causing the swamping of the coastline is expected to finally move far enough off-shore sometime Saturday

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    New Jersey Shore Towns Flooded Again Friday Night

    Another high tide Friday evening meant more flooding on roadways, in backyards and on beaches in communities up and down the Jersey Shore.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 11, 2019)

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    Jersey Shore residents braced for another submerging of their streets and backyards Friday night as high tide arrived with more flooding — the cause being a powerful storm some 100 miles off the coast.

    And they can't expect any relief until Saturday morning at the earliest.

    The initial shock of the unusual floods, even for coastal communities now used to the occasional extra-high tide, greeted residents and commuters Friday morning.

    The flooding has not been due not to rain, but to high water driven by a storm off the East Coast north of our area. That sub-tropical storm became strong enough to be named Melissa shortly before 11 a.m.

    Ocean City and Ventnor opened schools two hours late Friday to let flood waters subside before parents and school buses tried to navigate the roadways.

    Wildwood closed a bridge into the city during the morning's high tide, and again Friday evening.

    Earlier Friday, Sea Bright's fire department conducted numerous rescues of people who had become stranded in flood waters overnight in the particularly flood-prone community, which is wedged between the ocean and the Shrewsbury River.

    Parts of Long Beach Boulevard, the main road through Long Beach Island, also were impassible for much of Friday due to flooding.

    Coastal Flooding Along the Jersey ShoreCoastal Flooding Along the Jersey Shore

    Some neighborhoods near Long Beach Island are completely covered with floodwater due to coastal flooding, making it hard for residents in that and other Jersey Shore towns.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 11, 2019)

    The wind-driven water builds up in bays and can't go down before the next high tide.

    The flood threat could linger until 1 a.m. Saturday morning.