High tides expected to cause flooding again in S. Fla.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- High tides are expected to cause a flood of trouble across several South Florida beach communities for a second morning in a row.
The high tides will occur Friday morning between 8:50 a.m. and 10 a.m. for the following locations: Lighthouse Point, Fort Lauderdale, Virginia Key Beach, Miami Beach, Hollywood Beach, Key Biscayne, Haulover Beach and Golden Beach.
On Thursday, drivers experienced a big mess in the morning, like Sofia Ansart, whose car stalled. "I had my car for one week so horrible week for me. I just bought it."
Although the flooding along 10th Street and Alton Road receded by noon, South Florida residents were forced to commute through flooded streets.
Miami Beach resident, Bob Shami, said, "I moved here from New York last year, and I moved here in October the same time this flood happened, and I got scared. I'm not buying an apartment here, watching this flood everyday." He added, "It's inconvenient, and excuse me for saying it, it stinks. It really does."
Every year, around this time, the moon is closest to the earth, which increases gravitational force, resulting in the higher than usual tide.
Many businesses along Alton Road are suffering from the astronomical tides, as their parking lots were left flooded. "Basically, we have a couple bad days where there is no business, and the whole average is gone, so it hurts us really badly," said Bobby Thakore. "It's been really dead today. No one can turn into here because of the flood, and the parking lot in the back is also flooded, so no one can park."
In Broward County, the City of Hollywood also experienced some coastal flooding near Cordova Road, with tides about a foot higher. Drivers passing through Polk Street and Buchanan street near A1A had to take it slow due to the heavy flooding. "Twenty-two years we have been going through this flooding in this building. I only buy flip flops. That is what I invest in because we live on this beach. Please get this taken care of," said Hollywood resident Kathy Dibona.
More flooding is expected throughout the weekend because of the higher than normal tides.
Those who drove through this water are advised to rinse off their cars, as the water is sea water, which can corrode parts of vehicles.
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