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Jersey Shore Preps For Pre-Thanksgiving Storm

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., (CBS) — Weather like this is always a concern down the shore.

It’s a storm that will pick up intensity through the night with wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. The storm will also bring rain.

“The issue tomorrow around 3 o’clock in the afternoon is the highest high tide we’ll have. So far they’re saying they appear to be minor tidal flooding, but if it’s your house, it’s not minor,” Tom Foley, Director of Emergency Management with Atlantic City said.

In preparation, Foley said the city made sure to open drains and clear them of any debris that could clog them and amplify any kind of flooding. The wind and rain combination made it a tough night for Chris Cooper. He labored through it though, pushing his rickshaw in hopes of finding a customer.

“Right now it’s touch and go,” he said.

And these tourists came up from Florida. They were actually looking forward to experiencing a storm in the Northeast.

It’s a little fun as well. It’s interesting,” a tourist said.

Wednesday morning’s commute will be especially windy, but the good news in all of this, the worst of the wind should be by us by Wednesday afternoon.

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