Miami Beach Prepares For Annual ‘King Tide’ Flooding And A Taste Of Future Sea Level Rise

Posted by Mike Confino, October 7, 2014

Florida Weather

Construction crews are wading into chest high pools of muck in a race against time to install pumps Miami Beach officials hope will help control an annual super-high tide threatening to flood south Florida’s popular seaside city next week.

Around Oct. 9, a so-called “King Tide” is expected to push almost an extra foot 30 cm of water onto streets, going over sea walls and forcing residents to wade through flooded streets, an annual event causing widespread damage.

“It’s been a nightmare,” said Andreas Schreiner, who has seen past high tides bring water up to and even inside his group of neighborhood restaurants, causing tens of thousands of dollars in losses due temporary shut downs and cleanup.

via Miami Beach Prepares For Annual ‘King Tide’ Flooding And A Taste Of Future Sea Level Rise.