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Precaution: Extreme High Tides
Precaution: Extreme High
Week of October 6 - 13
Rise to Extreme Levels
Florida anticipates king (extreme) high tides higher than experienced last
year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA). High tides occur in approximately 12-hour intervals. Any pockets of
flooding should alleviate with the lowering of the tide.
In anticipation of these tides, newly installed storm pump stations are now
operational at 10 and 14 streets with upgraded pumps at Sunset Harbour
online early this week. Portable pumps and plugs are at other
These new storm water pumps are removing over 50,000 gallons of water per
minute together based on estimates. This would mean that we are
pumping the equivalent volume of three to four swimming pools of water each
minute -- the pump stations work at less than 15 seconds to empty your
Miami Beach plans to install 58 new pump stations throughout the city over
the next five years. In addition, dune restorations and public seawall
improvements are on-going.
We encourage the public to report flooding via the Miami Beach e-Gov app.