King Tides 2018

Published on 05 September 2018

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King Tides are the highest tides of the year and occur annually and predictably; in September through November in Miami. A King Tide can lasts about 3 hours. High water levels caused by King Tides can cause flooding on streets near waterways and the coast.

View below for safety tips, dates & times for the 2018 King Tides season -

King Tide Safety and Tips:

- Floodwater may contain unseen hazards such as trash and pollutants picked up from the environment, pets, wildlife, broken glass and other debris. Do not enter floodwater and do not allow children to play in floodwater. If you or your children come into contact with floodwater, be sure to clean skin with soap and hot water.

- King Tide tidal flooding can be observed 1.5-2 hours before and after peak time.

- Driving through floodwater is not advisable. Do not drive through floodwater as it may be deeper than it appears, and unseen debris could cause flat tires.

- Do not park your vehicle in low lying areas. Vehicles that have come into contact with floodwater should be checked and cleaned.

- Boaters should be aware that king tides can cause lower clearance levels than normal under fixed bridges.

- Properties in low lying areas should use flood mitigation options such as sand bags, etc.

- Report King Tides in your neighborhood using the 311 app.

- Remember to drain and cover.