Cape Gazette

Coastal flood advisory in effect until 6 p.m., Saturday

Oct 11, 2013
Photo by: Nick Roth Delaware surfers are taking advantage of the larger-than-normal surf at the Indian River Inlet south side beach.

A coastal flood advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. According to the National Weather Service, the prolonged onshore winds may prevent the back bays from draining and cause minor flooding.

Flooding may also occur during the Saturday afternoon high tide cycle between 1 and 3 p.m. High surf of six to nine feet will continue through Saturday and likely cause beach erosion.

The National Weather Service advises motorists to avoid driving through flooded areas and to avoid leaving a vehicle in an area prone to flooding.

At high tide Friday, water coming into the Indian River Inlet was washing over the rock jetties. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Seaweed and other debris was washing on shore due to the choppy ocean. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
A body boarder catches a ride on a big wave. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
A body boarder takes a walk down the beach after riding a wave all the way in to the beach. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Waves crashed into the south side rock jetty during high tide Friday. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The ocean was nearly to the dune at high tide Friday and was causing erosion. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Curious onlookers watch as waves break in Rehoboth Beach during last week's nor'easter. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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