Jersey Shore braces for nor'easter, potential flooding

Gale force wind gusts are expected with more than an inch of rain likely before the storm moves away.

David Madden
October 26, 2018 - 3:26 pm
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MAYS LANDING, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- The region is preparing for a nor’easter Friday night into Saturday. Officials at the Jersey Shore are expecting to take a hit.

Locals have been through the drill time and again over the years. So officials like Don Weger, Deputy Emergency Management Director in Atlantic County, has the “to do” list down pat.

“If you’re in a flood prone area that’s flooded before, take precautions. Move your vehicles,” he told KYW Newsradio. “With the wind, anything that could become a projectile out there, secure it.”

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Gale force wind gusts are expected with more than an inch of rain likely before the storm moves away. Pair that with the moon phase, just coming off a full moon, and that could bring the tides up a bit as well.

Still, Weger and others suggest they should be able to handle whatever comes their way.