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Miami outreach teams to visit flood-vulnerable community during King Tide season

King Tide

King Tide community outreach and education

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• A king Tide is a higher-than-normal tidal flood that lasts about 3 hours

• High water levels caused by King Tides can cause flooding on streets near waterways and the coast

• King Tides occur annually and predictably; in September through November in Miami 

King Tide season is expected on September 8-13, October 6-12, October 24-28 and November 4-9.

In preparation, City of Miami outreach teams along with Shorecrest community leaders will be visiting residents of the flood-vulnerable Shorecrest neighborhood during King Tide season to share information about steps being taken to mitigate impacts and how residents can protect themselves and their property, including:

  • City-wide aerial surveys of anticipated high impact areas using drones
  • Location scouting for temporary flood alleviation measures such as tidal valves, catch-basin plugs, and temporary dams
  • Assessments to inform long-term stormwater infrastructure investments
  • Health and safety tips regarding floodwater
  • Ways to report flooding (311, 311 app)

WHO:
Office of Resilience & Sustainability, Department of Resilience & Public Works, NET, Office of Capital Improvements

WHAT:
King Tide community outreach and education

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 6-8 PM

WHERE:
Shorecrest Neighborhood 
Meeting in front of Fire Station 13
990 NE 79 Street
Miami, FL 33138

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