Parts of New York and New Jersey saw coastal flooding after high tides combined with a storm off the north-east coast of the USA.
Minor flooding was reported in parts of Suffolk County, New York and along parts of the Jersey Shore including Ocean City and Long Beach Island, New Jersey, after high tides on 10 and 11 October, 2019. Roads were swamped and some buildings flooded.
The National Hurricane Center named the coastal storm Subtproical Storm Melissa on 11 October. As of early 12 October, Melissa was located about 235 miles (375km) south-southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, with maximum sustained winds of around 50 mph (85 km/h).
NHC said ” On the forecast track, Melissa will gradually move away from the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and New England coasts.”
However, NHC also warned of strong winds, rough surf and further coastal flooding.
“Minor to moderate coastal flooding will occur along some portions of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and southeastern New England coast today around times of high tide,” NHC said.
Lots of flooding in Ocean City. Stay safe this weekend! pic.twitter.com/znCKhwZwke
— Jean Vivola (@JeanVivola_wx) October 11, 2019
TRAVEL ADVISORY: All roads are closed south of N. Division St due to high water. Edgewater and St. Louis Ave are closed as well. There is high water at 2nd St/Philadelphia Ave & 11th St/Philadelphia Ave. Please use Rt 90, avoid these areas and drive with caution.
— Ocean City PD (@OCPDMDInfo) October 11, 2019