12:22 p.m. 'Record extreme coastal flooding' "Record extreme coastal flooding" is forecast to continue during this evening's high tide, according to the National Weather Service. In Sandy Hook Bay, the 8:22 p.m. high tide is expected to be between 11.5 feet and 13 feet above mean lower low water, a tidal measure, according to the weather service. Major tidal flooding begins at 8.7 feet, and the record is 10.1 feet, set by Hurricane Donna in 1960.
In the ocean off Seaside Heights, the 7:52 p.m. high tide is expected to be 10 feet to 10.5 feet, according to the weather service. Major tidal flooding begins at 8 feet.
The 8 p.m. high tide off Atlantic City is expected to be around 9.5 feet, according to the weather service. The record is 9 feet during the Dec. 11, 1992 nor'easter, and major tidal flooding begins at 8 feet.
Along the ocean in Cape May, the 8:34 p.m. high tide is forecast to be 9.5 feet - besting the record of 8.8 feet during Hurricane Gloria in 1985, according to the weather service. Major tidal flooding begins at 8.7 feet.
High tide in back bays, including Raritan Bay, happens later than on the oceanfront, according to the weather service.
Many roads will continue to be closed and moderate to major property damage will take place, as well as possibly severe coastal damage, according to the weather service. Major beach erosion will happen, with heavy surf contributing to flooding.
Rainfall of 4 to 10 inches is forecast, according to the weather service.
12:14 p.m. Asbury residents seek shelter
Asbury Park officials say 109 residents went to the county shelters Sunday and 70 more so far today. Evacuations continuing and people are to come to Thurgood Marshall school if need transportation to a shelter. At high tide this morning, water came up over fisherman's parking lot at north end of beach, Fire Chief Kevin Keddy said.
High tide tonight at 8:30 will be the big one.
12:07 p.m. Ocean Gate Market on fire
Firefighters are responding to a three-alarm fire at the Ocean Gate Market, 216 Ocean Gate Ave. There is a report of heavy fire conditions and there are aerial units at the scene from the Forked River and Lanoka Harbor fire departments of Lacey.
Staff and wire reports, Asbury Park Press