Coastal Flooding Expected due to Sandy

TRACKING SANDY | The National Weather Service is forecasting moderate to major coastal flooding.

As Tropical Storm Sandy inches closer to the coastline the question of how much rainfall, and how much water to expect will become more clear.

The NWS is pointing to Sunday evening, and again Monday morning when high tide will swell the potential for damaging flood waters.

Coastal areas of Delaware, the Delaware bay, Delaware River are expected to see flooding.

High tide times in Delaware are 8:38pm Sunday, and again at 8:55am Monday. That region can expect anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of rainfall by Noon Monday as well.

Flood concerns peak from 2 to 3 hours before and after the high time times.

The Atlantic Ocean side could have seas 15 to 20 feet about normal as the Storm rolls across the region.

BULLETIN:

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERATE OR MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING.

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO UPDATED FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

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