South Jersey shore braces for remnants of Hurricane Michael

Gale force winds and flooding are areas of concern.

David Madden
October 10, 2018 - 12:23 pm
Waves crash over the end of the Panama City Beach Pier as Hurricane Michael approaches.

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — South Jersey is preparing in case Hurricane Michael makes its way to the shore. Although that is not expected, the area will feel its distant effects.

Emergency managers are comparing notes and keeping an eye on the forecast, with concerns for early to midday Friday.

"The National Hurricane Center has us on the outer edge of the cone of uncertainty," said Cape May County Emergency Management Coordinator Marty Pagliughi. "So we are suspecting that we will get some rain and some wind out of it."

Gale force winds may reach South Jersey. 

"Winds are probably the concern in the southern part of the county," Pagliughi added. "Rain is predicted to be possibly 2 to 4 inches, which is not a problem."

But there could be some minor flooding, particularly along the Delaware Bay.

The state of New Jersey has joined in assisting communities along the Gulf Coast, with 47 members of New Jersey Task Force One on standby in Alabama to be deployed where they’re needed.