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Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department
Sunday October 2nd, 2022 :: 08:07 p.m. EDT


High Surf Advisory until 12:00AM Wednesday

* WHAT...For the Coastal Flood Warning, two to three feet of inundation above ground level in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of up to 8 feet in the surf zone. For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents.

* WHERE...In Delaware, Delaware Beaches. In New Jersey, Atlantic Coastal Cape May.

* WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Warning, until 9 PM EDT Tuesday. For the High Surf Advisory and High Rip Current Risk, until midnight EDT Tuesday night.

* IMPACTS...At this level, flooding may become severe enough to cause structural damage along with widespread roadway flooding in coastal and bayside communities, and near inland tidal waterways. Some locations may become isolated by the flood waters. Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The worst impacts will be with the afternoon high tides Monday and Tuesday. Back bays may have worse and longer lasting impacts than the oceanfront.



Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous surf conditions. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.

Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department
6101 Pacific Ave
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-522-2456

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Alert Details

Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
High Surf Advisory

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