Major Storm This Week

Be Prepared for upcoming Nor’ Easter/Coastal Flooding

The flooding of early January made us very aware that history can still be made by large flooding events.  We also were made aware that a fast or slow moving storm can change the severity of an event.

PLEASE BE AWARE: There is a nor’easter that will significantly impact our area for MULTIPLE tide cycles.  The January storm was a one tide storm.  The predicted storm for this weekend could be a 4 TIDE storm.

Be prepared for:

  • Significant coastal flooding (A base tide of over 11 feet with surge above that);
  • Winds of potentially over 60mph;
  • Start time is Thursday evening;
  • Problem tides: Thursday, March 1st at 11:01pm; Friday March 2nd at 11:20am; Friday March 2nd at 11:49pm; Saturday, March 3rd at 12:09pm.

BE PREPARED: There are things you can do now to prepare for this storm:

  • Elevate contents out of basements (basements have limited coverage through the NFIP);
  • Remove and or secure items from yards/landscape area to reduce damage and debris.
  • Secure shutters or board up windows for those who experience wave action.   
  • Remove autos from flood prone areas
  • Do not drive through flooded streets and stay away from known flooded areas;
  • If you plan on filing a claim, you must do so within 60 days of the event;
  • Have a plan on where to go; don’t wait to leave.  This storm will last a long time.

We will continue to monitor the situation and send updates as things change