Delaware Valley, Jersey shore brace for remnants of Ian this weekend

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (WPVI) — Diana Cox, of Exton, Pennsylvania, showed the view from a beachfront condo in Garden City Beach, South Carolina, on a video call to Action News.

She is there for a wedding and spent her Friday watching the storm surge when Hurricane Ian hit.

“It hits Georgetown, South Carolina, so the north rim with the most wind hits here between Garden City and Myrtle Beach,” Cox said. “Because all the water in Charleston blew out.”

About an hour after we spoke to Cox, she said the power went out, water filled the streets, waves pounded on her balcony, and the building began to shake.

“When you’re out in Exton, you don’t see that kind of landscape, how angry Mother Nature can get. So seeing it firsthand and knowing it’s just a Category 1 puts these storms into perspective,” Cox said.

Around 4 p.m., she said the worst of the storm appeared to be over.

Here at home, the crews are preparing for the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

PennDOT crews throughout the area cleared the gullies from the rain.

On the Jersey shore, officials are monitoring conditions and expect between 2″ – 4″ of rain in Cape May and Atlantic counties.

In Atlantic City, free parking has been made available here in a garage for those concerned about flooding.

Tidal flooding is a concern for Atlantic County officials, particularly in the Back Bay areas.

“That wind keeps a lot of water up there,” said Vince Jones, Atlantic County’s director of emergency management. “So the next tide will bring twice as much water into that back bay area. And we call that a stacked tide.”

Rip currents and beach erosion are also a problem.

Officials are warning if you encounter flooded roads this weekend, don’t drive through them.

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