Major Coastal Flooding Possible at High Tide

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning until 3 p.m., Friday.

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Moderate to major coastal flooding is possible in Barnstable Friday, according to the National Weather Service's Coastal Flood Warning.

The warning forecasts that the midday high tide will have a greater impact than the high tide on Thursday night.

High Tide is at 12:25 p.m., Friday in Barnstable.

The Coastal Flood Warning, which includes the majority of the Massachusetts coastline, will be in effect until 3 p.m., Friday.

The areas that could see the biggest impact are the South Shore and the north-face Cape Cod Bay shore, including Barnstable, Sandwich, Dennis and Brewster.

Possible impacts include flooding of vulnerable shore roads, basement flooding, debris on roads and damage to shoreline structures, according to the NWS.

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Ann January 03, 2014 at 10:21 AM
I think it is important when you report things like this, that you remember that Barnstable has 2 coastlines -north and south. The north side particularly Sandy Neck and Barnstable, will also experience coastal flooding -perhaps even more so than the south side due to the northeast winds, high waves and higher than normal high tides. Today's high tide is at 1:20 pm. Expected tide (without the storm) is 11.9 feet (which is higher than normal). There will most likely be additional erosion to Sandy Neck and other north facing beaches.
Robert Kearns January 03, 2014 at 04:45 PM
Was there any Flooding in Barnstable Harbor and the Village?
Ann January 04, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Robert: We had moderate erosion on the front dune at Sandy Neck and the bottom section of the handicapped ramp was lost and about half of the "new dune" was lost to the sea. The ORV beach is closed and both stairs and the handicapped ramp are closed for safety. The stairs should be fixed in the next few days. I have not gone down to the Harbor as yet...plan to. Judging from around where I live, tides were extraordinarily high-the Bay is now ice covered. We survived!


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