During a King Tide, coastal flooding can occur even on nice weather days when there is no rain, Brink said, which is why King Tides can also be referred to as “sunny-day flooding” or “nuisance flooding.”
Hurricanes typically bring two types of flooding: flooding from heavy rain and flooding from storm surge. With King Tides, the storm surge inundations can be made even worse when adding storm surge on top of an abnormally high tide.
In Monroe County, King Tide flooding is expected during the following dates: Sept. 11-13, Sept. 17-20, Oct. 4-13, Oct. 21-23, Nov. 3-11, and Dec. 2-8, officials said.
Officials in Miami-Dade said residents should expect the high water levels Sept. 9-11, Oct. 5-11, Oct. 20-21, Nov. 3-9, and Dec. 2-7.
Officials encourage residents “to prepare for king tides, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid driving on flooded streets.”
CNN’s Melissa Alonso contributed to this report.Source link