A coastal flood warning has been issued for Middlesex and Burlington counties through Saturday evening

A coastal flood warning has been issued for Middlesex and Burlington counties through Saturday evening

On Saturday at 6:22 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Warning in effect until 7 p.m. for Middlesex and Burlington Counties.

“There will be 1 to 2 feet of flooding above ground level in low-lying areas near beaches and tidal waterways,” the weather service adds.

“At this level, flooding may become severe enough to cause structural damage along with extensive flooding on roads in coastal and coastal communities, and near tidal inland waterways. Some locations may become isolated by flood waters. At this level, extensive flooding occurs Scope on roads in The Weather Service adds: “The Weather Service adds that many roads have become impassable. Some damage to weak structures may begin to occur.” “Take action to protect properties vulnerable to flooding. If travel is required, do not wander around barriers or through water of unknown depth.”

Deciphering advisories, watches and warnings: Understanding weather alerts

  • Flash Flood Warning: Take Action!

A flash flood warning is issued when flooding is imminent or is already occurring. In areas prone to flooding, it is necessary to move immediately to higher ground. A flash flood is sudden, violent inundation that can develop within minutes to hours, and can occur even in areas that are not currently experiencing rainfall.

  • Flood Warning: Take Action!

A flood warning is announced when flooding is about to occur or is already underway.

  • Flood Warning: Pay attention:

A flood warning is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, this may cause significant inconvenience and, if care is not taken, may lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.

  • Flood Watch: Be Prepared:

A flood warning is issued when conditions are conducive to flooding. It does not guarantee that flooding will occur, but it indicates that the possibility exists.

Be prepared for floods: Expert guidance from the weather service for your safety

In flood-prone areas or while camping in low-lying areas, understanding and following the weather service’s flood safety guidelines can be life-saving:

1. Move to higher ground:

  • If you are in an area prone to flooding, or if you are camping in a low place, move to higher ground as a first step.

2. Adherence to evacuation orders:

  • When local authorities issue an evacuation order, obey it immediately. Before leaving, secure your home by locking it.

3. Disconnect utilities and appliances:

  • If time permits, disconnect your utilities and appliances. This reduces the risk of electrical hazards during floods.

4. Stay away from flooded basements and flooded areas:

  • Stay away from basements or rooms with flooded outlets or electrical cords. This helps prevent electrical accidents.

5. Quick evacuation for your safety:

  • If you notice a spark or hear buzzing, clicking, clicking or popping sounds, evacuate without delay. Do not enter water that may carry an electrical charge.

6. Refrain from walking in flood water:

  • Never attempt to walk through floodwater, even if it appears shallow. Just 6 inches of fast-moving water can forcefully sweep you off your feet.

7. Look for higher ground if you are trapped:

  • If you become trapped by moving water, get to the highest point possible and call 911 to contact emergency services.

When heavy rain falls, there is a risk of flooding, especially in low-lying and flood-prone areas. It is important that you never attempt to drive through water on the road, no matter how deep it is. According to the weather service, up to 12 inches of rushing water could wash away most vehicles. Stay safe by being prepared and reporting.

Advanced Local Weather Alerts is a service provided by United Robots, which uses machine learning to collect the latest data from the National Weather Service.

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