“En 2020, los Estados Unidos. Southeast Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions saw an increase of over
400 a 1,100 por ciento, respectivamente, in high tide flooding days compared to the year 2000,
” according to NOAA
. This means that the southeastern coast and Gulf Coast saw five to
12 times as many high tide flooding days than they saw just
20 hace años que, according to Brink
. So if one location only saw on average two high tide flooding days in
2000, they could now be experiencing
10 a 24 days of flooding
This high tide flooding can be even worse if a hurricane is bearing down on these coastlines
, y forecasters have warned that the 2021 hurricane season is expected to be “above-normal.”
Hurricanes typically bring two types of flooding: flooding from heavy rain and flooding from storm surge. With King Tides, the storm surge inundations can be made even worse when adding storm surge on top of an abnormally high tide.
In Monroe County, King Tide flooding is expected during the following dates: Septiembre. 11-13, Septiembre. 17-20, Oct. 4-13, Oct. 21-23, Nov. 3-11, and Dec. 2-8, los funcionarios dijeron.
The county coordinated with the National Weather Service in Key West and expects the
“highest king tides to occur Oct
. 8-11, Nov
. 5-9, and Dec
. 4-6,” según el comunicado
Officials in Miami-Dade said residents should expect the high water levels Sept. 9-11, Oct. 5-11, Oct. 20-21, Nov. 3-9, and Dec. 2-7.
Officials encourage residents “to prepare for king tides, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid driving on flooded streets.”