Fort Lauderdale

South Florida Dealing With For ‘King Tide' Flooding This Week

For the second straight month, cities along the South Florida shoreline will be dealing with the flooding caused by King Tides.

The weather occurrence – caused when the Earth, Moon and Sun are aligned to produce the greatest tidal effects – will have residents and businesses bracing for increased water levels in places like Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach and other low elevation areas.

King Tides started Saturday and will continue through Friday at the following times:

  • Monday – 8:23 AM and 8:34 PM
  • Tuesday – 9:14 AM and 9: 25 PM
  • Wednesday – 10:05 AM and 10:17 PM
  • Thursday – 10:56 AM and 11:10 PM
  • Friday – 11:49 AM

Drivers are advised not to go through areas of flooding with unknown depth and rinse off their cars and their bodies if they do encounter flooding caused by King Tides.

Already, some roads are being closed due to the flooding – including Cordova Road at Southeast 12th Street in Fort Lauderdale from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday.

"We're concerned about global warming and if it keeps getting worse, the property values are a concern to us in these neighborhoods that are close to the ocean," Fort Lauderdale resident Mark Korell said Monday.

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