Beach to spend $1 million for some flood relief

Abandoning cars in the June 4 Belle Isle flood.

The Miami Beach City Commission this week approved hiring an engineering firm to devise the anti-flooding master plan we wrote about earlier.

The proposal to hire the engineering firm Camp Dresser and McKee was put together by city staff over the last couple of months, and made all the more urgent when last Friday’s downpour made Belle Isle and much of the Alton Road and West Avenue corridor a car-drowning lake. It was the second time in a year a late evening downpour brought traffic, commerce — life in general on South Beach — to a halt.

A good first step. But putting the plan together and and changing the puddling patterns promises to be a time consumer, expensive endeavor. Here is The Miami Herald’s take on the commission discussion.


One response to “Beach to spend $1 million for some flood relief

  1. Pingback: Belle Isle drainage fix seems to be working — but not before heavy cost to residents | Belle Isle Blog

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