Residents along the coast in both Broward and Miami-Dade Counties are feeling the effects of the King Tide cycle – causing major flooding concerns in low lying areas.
In Fort Lauderdale, streets along Las Olas Blvd. are dealing with flooded sidewalks and streets, while those who live and work in areas such as Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach are using sandbags in an effort to deal with the water increase.
King tides occur once or twice every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and causes the water levels to rise due to the sun, moon and Earth aligning to cause solar and lunar gravity to combine.
State and local officials are scheduled to meet to discuss the threat that King Tides pose to an area. The remaining schedule for when they will take place is as follows:
• Monday, October 17 –10:45 PM
• Tuesday, October 18 – 11:23 AM and 11:35 PM
• Wednesday, October 19 – 12:16 PM
• Thursday, October 20 – 12:29 AM and 1:11 PM