Coastal flooding a concern for low-lying areas in New Jersey

Some areas of the Jersey Shore experienced tidal flooding earlier today.Floodwaters crept up on Church Street in Sea Bright for the second day in a

SEA BRIGHT - Some areas of the Jersey Shore experienced tidal flooding earlier today.

Floodwaters crept up on Church Street in Sea Bright for the second day in a row. Blaring sirens warned people to move to higher ground. Bronwyn Link told News 12 New Jersey that it might seem unusual, but it's reasons other than rain that cause flooding.

Heavy rain is not necessary to have flooding in low-lying areas. When there are high seas and a northeast wind, ocean water pushes into the Shrewsbury River and up the sewers.

The National Weather Service says some coastal areas along the Raritan Bay also experienced tidal flooding today.

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