Remnants of Hurricane Ian bring flooding to Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (WPVI) — Wind gusts picked up in Atlantic City Sunday night as remnants of Hurricane Ian hit the Jersey shore this weekend.

“We’re taking a detour right now instead of going down the route we would normally take. We know one of the roads is impassable,” said Michelle Fairbanks of Broomall.

Route 30 was flooded in both directions east of 631–646, with some westbound lanes closed.

SEE ALSO: At least 72 deaths reported in Florida after Hurricane Ian, 4 dead in North Carolina

Some cars attempted to drive through the chaos, which officials strongly advise against.

The winds are extremely strong so you can see wave action in the bay.

Kailea Fairbanks lives in Ventnor and says she’s not a fan of the weather. She believes the location of her home helps avoid potential flood hazards.

“I have a ground floor apartment but we are the highest point on the island. We’ve never had a flood where I’m at, so we should be good,” Kailea said.

Officials warn motorists never to drive through flood waters.

In Atlantic City, free parking is available in the Wave garage for those concerned about flooding.

At least 81 people have died in Florida from Hurricane Ian, according to local officials.

Four other people were also reported dead due to the storm in North Carolina, the governor’s office said.

The Category 4 storm hit Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday afternoon, causing catastrophic damage, violent winds and dangerous, record-breaking storm surges.

SEE ALSO: Sanibel Island, Fort Myers was badly damaged by Hurricane Ian in Lee County

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