King Tides Bring Flooding Concerns to Coastal South Florida

Once again, South Florida’s coastal residents are preparing for the potential flooding that comes with the scientific event known as King Tides.

Occurring when the sun, moon and earth are aligned or during a full moon or new moon cycle, areas such as Miami Beach and Coastal Broward County could be seeing the effects starting as early as Thursday.

High tides on Hollywood Beach are scheduled for 8:21 a.m. and 8:36 p.m. while Miami Harbor will have high tides at 7:44 a.m. and 7:59 p.m.

Forecasts say that the best chance for areas to deal with flooding are Friday and this weekend, but drivers and residents are reminded to be on the lookout and not drive or walk through flooded areas.

King Tides arrived in both September and early October, but this weekend is expected to produce the highest water levels of the three periods.