MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Salt water is seeping up through storm drains and over the seawall, soaking the streets of Miami Beach Friday night.READ MORE: New Surveillance Cameras Set Up Around South Beach
“We’re sinking,” said Miami Beach resident Marcio Vaz.
It’s another round of tidal flooding that residents and tourists are getting tired of.
“It’s really frustrating,” said another resident, Nicola Nigro.
“It’s a mess out here. We have a beach in our front driveway of our hotel,” said tourist Shahin Adeli.
Higher than expected tides flooded portions of Indian Creek Drive and Collins Avenue for the second night in a row.
Thursday the water was more than a foot higher than predicted.
“It’s worse every year. This is the worse year we have,” said Miguel Gonzalez a Miami Beach resident.
The city set up portable pumps all along Indian Creek Drive, but they haven’t kept the water from overflowing onto the road.READ MORE: Oakland Park Home Catches Fire After Possibly Being Struck By Lightning
“The canal water rushing in and just taking over the streets,” said Vaz.
Residents say the city’s storm water pump project also doesn’t seem to be getting the job done.
Laura Swanson, miami beach resident
“It happens all the time when it’s high tide. It’s a shame that the drainage system isn’t any better,” said resident Laura Swanson.
The city says the pumps are working and project isn’t done yet.
But since Indian Creek Drive is a state road, the city is urging state officials to step up and help.
They’re also looking for long term solutions for the sea-level rise.
For now, crews and cops are on hand to close roads if necessary. And will be on call for a while.
High tides are expected every morning and every night through next Thursday.MORE NEWS: Ex-Wife Of Palm Beach County Publix Shooter Timothy Wall Frustrated With PBSO Sheriff
A coastal flood advisory is currently in effect until Sunday afternoon. Next high tide is tomorrow morning at 7:58 a.m.