The Annual King Tides Are Here!
This month, the city is expecting a King Tides higher than normal tides that may result in street flooding. At this time, tides are over 1 foot above the levels predicted by the
What should you do?
Please see the King Tides schedule below, along with tips to stay safe and dry.
- Water in the streets picks-up pollutants from the surrounding environment. If you come into contact with flood water, be sure to rinse off immediately using soap and hot water. Do not allow children to play in or near flood water and encourage them to wash their hands regularly.
- Adjust your driving schedule accordingly and do not drive through flooded areas – turn around and find another way. It can be a threat to your life as well as cause short and long term damage to your vehicle. If you drive through tidal floods, wash the undercarriage of your car to remove the salt water. You can go through a car wash equipped with an undercarriage sprayer.
- Avoid parking your vehicle in low lying areas that prone to flooding in order to prevent salt water damage to your vehicle.
- Flooding can result in hazards below the surface you cannot see that could cause injury e.g. nails, broken glass, debris and displaced manhole covers.
- Road closures may occur as a result of flooding. Sign up for our traffic updates by texting MBTraffic to 91011.
- Properties in low lying areas are strongly encouraged use flood panels and other flood protection methods such as sand bags.
- If you are a boater, be aware that these high tides cause lower clearances under fixed bridges so check the tides before leaving the dock.
- If your landscape encounters salt water flooding, make sure the area is rinsed off and/or rained on thoroughly before adding fertilizer or pesticides.
- Remember flooding brings standing water. Please check around your personal property, if you see standing water for more than 48 hours, report it by calling 305.673.7625. Always drain and cover!
- If you come across any flooding, please report it through the Miami Beach e-Gov app.
What are King Tides?
King Tides are the highest tides of the year. Residents and visitors are encouraged to stay safe and exercise precaution during this period. For your safety, street closures may occur periodically in this area. Seek alternates routes if necessary.
What is the city doing?
The City of Miami Beach and the Florida Department of Transportation continue installing storm water pump stations to assist with the flooding in lowest elevation areas. In addition, the city is also:
- Regularly cleaning the stormwater system to reduce pollutants from entering the waterways
- Installing temporary pumps to keep flood prone neighborhoods dry.
- Conducting regular inspections to identify flood impacted areas.
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