MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The remnants of Hurricane Jose were expected to bring gusting winds to the Jersey Shore overnight Tuesday with some effects lingering through Wednesday.
Minor coastal flooding may develop Wednesday and Wednesday night near times of high tide. Spotty minor flooding could last into Thursday, forecasters said.
The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood warning for the entire South Jersey coast that remained in effect until 1 a.m. Wednesday.
The storm’s impact included high surf, some beach erosion and dangerous rip currents, the Weather Service said.
On Tuesday, some public transportation services, senior centers and roads in Cape May and Atlantic counties were due to potential flooding from the storm.
A look back at Hurricane Gloria in September 1985
Hurricane Gloria came on Sept. 27, 1985. It landed a glancing blow as the storm scooted north about 100 miles offshore of New Jersey. The storm surge generated the third-highest tide on record at the time, of 8.6 feet. Winds gusted in Ocean City about 80 mph.
Gloria was the first significant system to strike the northeastern United States since Hurricane Agnes in 1972.
The storm intensified on Sept. 24, and the next day reached peak winds of 145 mph. It weakened before striking the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Sept. 27. Later that day, Gloria made two subsequent landfalls on Long Island and later western Connecticut.
Fare Free transportation services from Cape May to the barrier islands were canceled, said Cape May County Department of Tourism and Public Information Director Diane Wieland.
Senior Centers in North Wildwood and Ocean City also were closed Tuesday, Wieland said.
Other Fare Free transportation services and Meals on Wheels remained on regular schedule, Wieland said. All other county government services were open during regular hours.
In Atlantic County, officials anticipated some temporary road closings due to flooding.
The Black Horse Pike into and out of Atlantic City had one or two lane closed Tuesday afternoon, according to traffic site 511nj.org.
“The Atlantic City Expressway serves as an alternate route,” Atlantic County spokeswoman Linda Gilmore said.
In Absecon, Shore Road between the White Horse Pike and California Avenue; Ohio Avenue from Station Avenue to South Shore Road; and East Faunce Landing Road by the bulkhead were closed until further notice due to flooding, police said.
Gilmore suggested drivers move their vehicles to higher ground to avoid potential flooding.
“This evening’s high tide is forecasted to be of the most concern, but fortunately that will occur around 7:45 p.m. on the oceanfront, when most commuters will hopefully have already arrived home safely,” Gilmore said.
At the request of Atlantic City’s Office of Emergency Management, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is providing free parking at the Wave Parking Garage, located at Mississippi and Fairmount avenues, for all area residents and visitors through 6 a.m. Thursday.