The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch in effect for the shore from noon on Friday, April 30 through 5 a.m. Saturday, May 1.
Forecasters predict sustained west winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph possible as a cold front crosses the region. Winds will gradually increase throughout the day and peak in the evening and early overnight hours of Friday.
Scattered tree damage and power outages are likely with these strong winds. Gale-force winds are expected to develop across Delaware Bay and the Atlantic waters.
Loose objects on your property should be brought inside or secured. All contractors are asked to secure job sites. Driving conditions could be hazardous.
Please write down the following emergency contact numbers for local utility companies should you experience outages or other problems during the storm:
- Atlantic City Electric: 800-833-7476
- South Jersey Gas: 888-766-9900
- Comcast Cable: 800-COMCAST (800-266-2278)
The utility companies recommend you contact them directly as soon as you experience a problem so that they can properly track outages and repairs.
There are no coastal flooding warnings in effect for this weather event.
For Police and Fire Department emergencies in Sea Isle City, call 911. For non-emergencies, call the Police Department at 609-263-4311.