King Tides Show New Reach in South Florida

With tidal flooding on the rise for a decade, the most recent King Tide served as another reminder of the need for South Florida to prepare for rising seas.
October 19, 2016, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Across South Florida over the weekend and early Monday, the seasonal king tide pushed the ocean to places where it didn’t belong," reports Jenny Staletovich.

The King Tides served as a reminder of the state's status as the most vulnerable, in terms of property and people, to sea-level rise in the nation.

Staletovich tours the region for signs of the King Tide's effects, sampling Instagram photos of flooded parks, streets, and dry docks. As a test of the early efforts in a $500 million sea-level rise protection plan, Miami Beach performed well, according to locals. Tidal flooding has already increased 400 percent since 2006 in Miami Beach.

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Published on Monday, October 17, 2016 in Miami Herald
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