COASTAL FLOODING CONTINUES
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The ocean swell effects of Hurricane Sandy continue in Miami Beach through Thursday. Flooding during high-tide periods will occur and subside during low tide and should improve daily.
We are working on some temporary approaches to address the flooding that has been re-occurring in our city during high tides. We are also evaluating the impacted areas' systems to identify longer-term solutions. Over the next several cycles of high-tide, you will see an increased police presence and/or signage in advance of impacted intersections. Operational and public safety teams will close parking and/or travel lanes and plug drains when necessary. They will also try to pump out water when and where possible.
Avoid flooded intersections and allow extra time to travel. We are also increasing VMS messages about impacts to the MacArthur Causeway due to slower traffic at Fifth Street and Alton Road.
Some street lights and WiFi nodes are currently out due to electrical damage caused by the floods. We are working on expediting the repairs necessary.
Please note also that the high risk of rip currents continues on our beaches.
You are encouraged to monitor the local news and weather. Also, take this time to review personal preparedness plans for hurricane season. Hurricane season ends November 30.