Coastal Flood Advisory
422 PM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED...
* WHAT...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, one to locally 2 feet of
inundation above ground level in vulnerable areas near the
waterfront and shoreline. For the High Rip Current Risk,
dangerous rip currents.
* WHERE...Kings (Brooklyn) County....COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IS
* WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, until 1 AM EDT Wednesday.
For the High Rip Current Risk, through Wednesday evening.
* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Minor flooding is possible in the most
vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. 1 to
locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level is possible in
low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property
including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with
basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding.
* BEACH IMPACTS...Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and
localized beach erosion. Life-threatening rip currents are
likely for all people entering the surf zone. Anyone visiting
the beaches should stay out of the surf. Rip currents can
sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Surge has peaked between the times of high
tide, but with potential for residual surge to remain, a
reasonable worst case scenario of minor coastal flood impacts
has been maintained. If the surge subsides this evening, then
little to no impacts will be experienced.
If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be
closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of
unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone
If you enter the surf zone, always have a flotation device with
you and swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax
and float, and do not swim against the current. If able, swim in
a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face
the shore and yell or wave for help.