MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - The City of Miami Beach is expecting the return of king tides on Thursday morning.
The annual tides will bring heightened sea levels during the month of October. They occur when the Sun, Moon and Earth align.
Tides are already over one foot above the levels predicted by the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration, according to the city.
The city warned residents that street closures could occur periodically because of flooding. Drivers should avoid flooded streets and parking in low lying areas. The city encouraged drivers to wash the undercarriage of their cars if they do drive through flood water.
Additionally, flood water in the streets will pick up pollutants, so anyone who comes in contact with flood water is encouraged to rinse off immediately with soap and hot water.
The city also encouraged buildings in low lying areas to use flood panels and other flood protection such as sandbags.
Boaters should be aware that high tides can cause lower clearances under fixed bridges.
If you see standing water for more than 48 hours, report it by calling 305-674-7625.
For more information, visit http://miamibeachfl.gov/risingabove.
City of Miami Beach king tides schedule:
Oct. 13 7:10 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Oct. 14 8:02 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
Oct. 15 8:52 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Oct. 16 9:42 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Oct. 17 10:32 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Oct. 18 11:23 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Oct. 19 12:16 p.m.
Oct. 20 12:29 a.m., 11 p.m.
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