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South Florida Cities Dealing With Flooding Issues From King Tides

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    NBC 6's Steve Litz goes to areas in South Florida flooded by king tides. (Published Monday, Oct. 17, 2016)

    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.

    NBC 6's Team Coverage of King Tides Across South Florida

    [MI] NBC 6's Team Coverage of King Tides Across South Florida
    NBC 6's Melissa Adan and Adam Berg have the latest as both Broward and Miami-Dade Counties deal with the heavy flooding and high tides.
    (Published Monday, Oct. 17, 2016)

    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

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