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Ready for the October King Tides?

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King Tides are the highest tides of the year which typically occur during the months of September, October, and November. This month, higher than predicted tides that may result in street flooding. Please see the schedule below, along with tips to stay safe and dry.

King Tide Dates

  • October 6 - 12
  • October 24 - 28
  • November 4 - 9

King Tides Safety and Tips

  • Floodwater may contain unseen hazards such as trash and pollutants picked up from the environment, pets, wildlife, broken glass and other debris. Do not enter floodwater and do not allow children to play in floodwater. If you or your children come into contact with floodwater, be sure to clean skin with soap and hot water.
  • King Tide tidal flooding can be observed 1.5 - 2 hours before and after peak time.
  • Driving through floodwater is not advisable. Do not drive through floodwater as it may be deeper than it appears, and unseen debris could cause flat tires.
  • Do not park your vehicle in low lying areas. Vehicles that have come into contact with floodwater should be checked and cleaned.
  • Boaters should be aware that king tides can cause lower clearance levels than normal under fixed bridges.
  • Properties in low lying areas should use flood mitigation options such as sand bags, etc.
  • Remember to Drain and Cover.

King Tides & Groundwater

During king tides, tidal forces from the sun and moon influence not only the bodies of water around us, but the groundwater below our feet!

Our groundwater levels are influenced by the tides. A higher groundwater table reduces the capacity for soils to store rain water through infiltration, which may cause additional flooding when coupled with high tides and rain. A great way to reduce these impacts is by opting for Florida-Friendly Landscaping.

Tide predictions are provided by the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).