Here comes the moon — and tidal flooding in Sunset Harbour, Alton Road

Seawater swamps Purdy across from Maurice Gibb Memorial Park, October 2010

The city of Miami Beach warns that seasonal high tides are expected starting Monday, and with them flooding is likely in Sunset Harbour, along Alton Road and West Avenue and on Palm Island.

The tides aren’t expected to be as bad as in October 2010, when flooding was severe, but salt water problems are likely, interim City Manager Kathie Brooks said in a memo to the mayor and city commissioners.

Areas particularly vulnerable, the city says: Purdy Avenue between Dade Boulevard and 20th Street; Alton Road and West Avenue at Fifth, Sixth, 10th and 14th streets, and the west side of Palm Island.

“It is likely that the city will experience some short-term flooding in its low lying areas,” Brooks wrote. “At this time, staff does not anticipate any driving lanes to be closed unless there is significant rainfall during the peak time frames.”

If you lived on Belle Isle during the persistent flooding before the drainage project was completed, you know its important to avoid submerging your car in the salt water. Many residents later had serious issues with rust damaging their brake lines and other parts.

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3 responses to “Here comes the moon — and tidal flooding in Sunset Harbour, Alton Road

  1. Channing von everest

    Will it be called seasonal flooding when the ice caps melt?

  2. How do I send you a Letter to the Editor?

    Thx.

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