Will high tide bring a Friday morning flood?

If you live on Belle Isle or in Sunset Harbour, you know high tides often mean high water on Island Avenue near the Grand Venetian condo and on Purdy Drive across from Maurice Gibb Memorial Park.

So heed this warning from the city of Miami Beach:

Very high tides this week will cause temporary accumulation of water in low lying areas during high tide. In some areas, high winds may cause water to overtop the seawall. Water will subside with the lowering of the tide. The highest tide is expected on Friday at approx 10:00 a.m. with the new moon.

Wednesday night, water in the Collins Canal was nearly at the seawall, and the corner of Island Avenue and Venetian Way already had standing water coming up from the sewer.

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