Nor’easter moving through the region

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Submitted by Diane Reese / Flooding has begun across West Avenue at Sixth Street in Ocean City during a nor’easter Nov. 7. Submitted by Diane Reese / Flooding has begun across West Avenue at Sixth Street in Ocean City during a nor’easter Nov. 7.

OCEAN CITY — The Cape May County Emergency Management Communications Center will be manned for the next 24 hours due to the nor’easter impacting the region Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Emergency management officials believe this nor’easter will have greater impact than usual because of the serious impacts from Hurricane Sandy. Winds are expected between 25-35 mph with gusts of 55 to 65 mph. Anywhere from two to four inches of rain could fall through Thursday morning, and tides will be 2.5 to four feet above normal.

In Ocean City, the city urged all preparations for the nor’easter be completed immediately and vehicles moved to higher ground for the next tide cycle 2:35 a.m. on Thursday.

Moderate tidal flooding is expected and has begun in some areas. Beach erosion is also expected. 

Due to the approaching storm, the city had been accelerating efforts to remove debris from the most flood prone areas of the community. A large berm of sand was returned to much of the beachfront in an effort to offer some degree of property protection from the coming storm.

The NJDOT has closed Ocean Drive north of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge due to emergency construction activity.

Submitted by Carla Migliaccio / Water fills the street on the 900 block of Palen Avenue in Ocean City during a nor’easter Nov. 7. Submitted by Carla Migliaccio / Water fills the street on the 900 block of Palen Avenue in Ocean City during a nor’easter Nov. 7.

Submitted by Carla Migliaccio / Water fills the street on the 900 block of Palen Avenue in Ocean City during a nor’easter Nov. 7. Submitted by Carla Migliaccio / Water fills the street on the 900 block of Palen Avenue in Ocean City during a nor’easter Nov. 7.


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