Flood Warnings Issued As King Tides Hit East Coast

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Flood warnings have been issued for “King tides” along Florida’s east coast.

Flooding is expected along the St. Johns River and South Florida’s coastline through Friday, according to The National Weather Service.

This yearly phenomenon strikes between September and December and primarily impacts low-lying areas of the community prone to flooding and effects of sea level rise.

Chopper4 was over the scene Thursday morning, near Indian Creek Drive where a dock was nearly submerged.

The next “King Tide” is set for 7:32 p.m. Thursday.

Those who live close to the water or in low-lying areas should take the following precautions:

  • Check out flood safety tips here.
  • Make sure your property is ready to take the impact of the King Tides such as flooding and heavy rain.
  • Read over your flood insurance policy.
  • Those who experience flooding should remove waste carts as fast as you can after they are emptied. If not, wait until the next scheduled pick up to put them out.
  • Make sure to report  flooding or clogged storm drains to the City’s 24-Hour Neighbor Service Center by calling (954) 828-8000 or via the  Lauderserv mobile app

King Tides are expected to occur October 14-21; November 12-18; and December 12-16th.


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