Evening Update: Flood Warning/Emergency Declaration

1. We are now officially under a Flood Warning for the Delaware River – this means that the river will definitely flood, currently to a level of about 26′ between 4AM and Noon Monday. If forecasts are correct, this will be just barely a moderate flood: 

Compared to historical flood levels, this will be the 10th highest flood on record.

(1) 38.85 ft on 08/20/1955
(2) 35.90 ft on 10/10/1903
(3) 34.07 ft on 04/03/2005
(4) 33.62 ft on 06/29/2006
(5) 32.45 ft on 03/19/1936
(6) 30.95 ft on 09/19/2004
(7) 28.72 ft on 01/20/1996
(8) 27.50 ft on 05/24/1942
(9) 26.47 ft on 04/01/1940

(Projection for August 29th: 26.4′) 
(10) 25.40 ft on 12/12/1952

2. Wind levels will still be an issue, as before, we expect power outages, possibly for a long duration (3 days or more). 

As an administrative matter, Bridgeton Township declared a State of Emergency at 16:00 on August 27th 2010. No special action is needed or expected from area residents as a result of this declaration.

 

 

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