Atlantic County remains under a state of emergency with a countywide travel ban in effect. Travel is restricted to public safety and emergency management personnel ONLY. Unprecedented coastal flooding is expected throughout the duration of the storm. First high tide – 7:41 AM today. Primary concerns are high winds which may gust up to 75 mph, hurricane strength; heavy rain; and flooding. Flooding along the Great Egg Harbor and Mullica Rivers is also anticipated.
Shelter update – approximately 400-500 people and 16 pets are currently housed in the 4 Red Cross shelters and one medical needs shelter.
Some flooding already experienced on Rt. 40 (Black Horse Pike, West Atlantic City), Rt. 30 & Rt. 9 in Absecon. Rt. 559 at Woodlawn in Somers Point, Rt. 322 & Cologne in Hamilton Township, and Danenhere Lane in Hamilton Township, and Park Road and Tunney Road in Mays Landing.