Watch: Pounding surf, high water push South Jersey house into ocean
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) October 3, 2015
As rain and strong winds continue to pound the Jersey Shore, a home in Middle Township slid into the ocean on Saturday morning.
The house near the North Wildwood Bridge, which was empty, became detached on Friday and completed its slide on Saturday morning, according to NBC 10. A Coastal Flood Warning is posted for the entire Jersey Shore until 6 p.m. on Sunday as 6-10 foot waves contribute to create tides that are 2-3 feet higher than normal.
No fatalities were being blamed on the storm.
Just over 3,000 PSE&G customers were without power late Saturday morning, mostly in West New York according to the utility’s outage map. JCP&L’s outage map showed over 2,400 customers without power, mostly in Somerset while around 600 Atlantic City Electric customers had no power.
Meteorologist Dan Zarrow sais not even inland areas are completely exempt as he expects minor to moderate tidal flooding throughout the weekend along the Delaware River.
“Water rise could occur as far north as Mercer County,” Zarrow said.
A wind gust of 62 mph was recorded in Cape May according to the National Weather Service, with rainfall generally between 2-3 inches.
Portions of Routes, 30, 47 and the Atlantic City Expressway that flooded out on Friday were closed again early Saturday afternoon as the high tide rolled in.
Strong winds reduced the speed on the Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry Bridges to 35 mph Saturday. Most Shore towns were discouraging unnecessary travel especially right along the beach.
“Avoid unnecessary travel and expect Long Beach Boulevard to be flooded from Ship Bottom south,” read an alert by the Long Beach Township Police Department.
— Ben Von Klemperer (@VKtrue) October 3, 2015