Get Ready for King Tides
High seasonal tides, also known as King Tides, may cause low-lying coastal areas to flood. Motorists are urged to use caution and seek an alternative route to avoid traveling on flooded streets.
Unusually high tides, also known as King Tides, are expected periodically through late November. Flooding in low-lying areas is more likely during this time of the year due to the close proximity of the moon which creates King Tides. These seasonal high tides, combined with rising sea levels and inclement weather conditions, exacerbate flooding risks. Rainfall and wind strength and direction also have a significant impact on the height of the tides causing them to come in higher or lower than predicted. With seven miles of shoreline, 7.9 miles of canals, and a flat topography, Hollywood is vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise and tidal flooding.
Based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s tide predictions, above average high tides are expected:
- October 15-17
- October 26 - November 1
- November 12-16
- November 24-28
High seasonal tides can cause low-lying coastal areas, roads, parking lots and docks in vulnerable areas to flood during the times of high tide. Motorists are urged to use caution and seek alternate routes to avoid traveling on flooded streets.