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Morning High Tide Brings Flooding To South Seaside Park, Bayville And Pelican Island

Winds will switch to northwest today

Although many roadways in waterfront areas flooded during the high tide leftover from the Nor'easter, there were few significant problems, Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. said today.

"We had one reported power outage," Amato said, during a break in a tour with emergency management officials. "The power was out in the area of the Quik Check, but that has been restored."

The beach in South Seaside Park during the storm flooded up to the dunes. Bayview Avenue in South Seaside Park between 20th and 24th Avenue was also under water, the mayor said.

"Half of Pelican Island has some flooding," Amato said. "In Bayville, Bayview Avenue was eight to ten inches across the roadway in different sections."

Western Boulevard at the border with Lacey Township also flooded, he said.

Township Emergency Management officials determined there was no need for evacuations, the mayor said.

"The high tide came in this morning, causing the flooding," Amato said. "Now the flooding is receding and heading east."

The National Weather Service is calling for strong northwest winds this afternoon and tonight, which traditionally push water out of the back bays.

impeach1 December 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM
We signed up for the reverse 911 to advise us in case of such emergencies. Why is this not being used?? We did receive a call from SP but no call from Berkeley Township. This should be used in as much as the populace has signed up for it and it has been instituted by the township.
grace December 29, 2012 at 09:53 PM
def would help so we could move cars etc to higher land this time!

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