We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Possible flooding in AC?

Which Atlantic City hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Pittsburgh...
Level Contributor
364 posts
Save Topic
Possible flooding in AC?

I was watching the weather and they are saying that there is potential for major flooding and beach errosion in the Atlantic City area this week. what is the local news and weather saying in your area. We are traveling to AC on St Paddys day weekend and are hoping that my local weather is wrong.

New Jersey
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
6,053 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Possible flooding in AC?

They are talking about moderate flooding at two high tides Wednesday night and Thursday morning. It wont be high enough to affect anything other than road closures during those two high tides. It will be several feet lower than the flooding from Superstorm Sandy.

I wouldn't worry about your plans the least bit.

New Jersey
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
6,053 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Possible flooding in AC?

The channel 40 weatherman just said the highest tide will be Thursday morning and predicted it to be at a height of 7.8 feet, Sandy was estimated to be over 11 feet and that still did not damage any of the main sections of the boardwalk, the casino hotels or the piers. So I can't imagine this storm will be much more than a nuisance.

New Jersey
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
6,053 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Possible flooding in AC?

So far all rain here, very high wind gusts and scattered power outages. The next two high tides will be the worse of the flooding but they are still only predicting moderate flooding.

New Jersey
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
6,053 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Possible flooding in AC?

Some of my friends in emergency management think the weather service is under estimating this storm and they seem to think there will be major flooding with the tide at 3:20 AM Thursday and it could reach levels near Sandy. They base this on the storm moving slower, waves heights on offshore buoys being 5 feet higher than predicted and the pressure of the storm being lower. Casinos should still be okay but if you're parked on ground level you might want to move your car up into the garage.

New Jersey
Level Contributor
165 posts
1 review
Save Reply
5. Re: Possible flooding in AC?

This is a helpful thread. I'm heading down to the boardwalk casinos on the north end tomorrow night and was wondering if the roads would be okay. Looks like the rain is supposed to stop tomorrow afternoon?

New Jersey
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
6,053 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Possible flooding in AC?

Roads should be okay Thursday afternoon as by then the winds will shift blowing the water out if the back bays.

New Jersey
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
6,053 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Possible flooding in AC?

61 mph wind gust recorded in Ventnor. To the south of AC in Stone Harbor the roof of a condo was blown off and telephone poles are down closing the road off that island. The storm is still moving northeast so we should be getting the winds doing damage in Stone Harbor up here soon.

New Jersey
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
6,053 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Possible flooding in AC?

The AC emergency management director was just on talk radio saying the storm has slowed up enough that there will be tidal flooding into Friday. Keep in mind the expressway is the highest road into AC. So pay attention to weather and news reports if you're traveling into or out of AC between now and Friday.

New Jersey
Level Contributor
165 posts
1 review
Save Reply
9. Re: Possible flooding in AC?

Thanks for the updates! Still planning on making the trip.

Atlantic City, New...
Level Contributor
219 posts
Save Reply
10. Re: Possible flooding in AC?

be careful if taking the white horse pike