Miami King Tide November 2021 Flood Videos

As if the regular rainfall didn’t make getting around Miami difficult enough, the Royal Tide – when the new and full autumn moons bring unusually high water levels – adds even more chaos to this sinking porous limestone slab.

Combine the two and expect a flood of Noah’s Ark proportions.

Due to heavy rain and high tide, water levels have risen about nine inches above forecastwhich marked the highest tide of the year so far, according to University of Miami meteorologist Brian McNoldy.

“What do you get when you combine the highest tide of the year (10 a.m. today) and an increased chance of heavy rain?” he tweeted early Friday morning. “We will find out how bad the flooding will be this morning between 8am and 12 noon.”

As the city braced for its highest water levels of the year, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez was in Scotland meeting with other American mayors on the fight against climate change.

Meanwhile, people in South Florida have captured videos of what experts say is a glimpse into the future of this very crisis.

An Instagram user posted a video of a stairwell flooded with murky water and filled with debris at the Gran Paraiso, a three-year-old 54-story luxury condominium on Biscayne Bay in Edgewater. As the video plays outside the building, a woman can be seen braving the submerged streets in flip flops.

Earlier Friday morning, meteorologist Andrew Hagen captured video of flooded streets in Brickell, where at least one car appears to be stuck.

Video from Biscayne Boulevard on Friday morning shows a city bus sitting flat out on tires amid floodwaters, along with several other cars that appear to be stuck as well.

John Morales, chief meteorologist for WTVJ NBC-6, shared video of a flooded parking lot in Miami with an alarm ringing in the building.

In an earlier tweet, Morales warned readers to consider moving their cars from low areas.

“What did I tell you about moving your car?” he tweeted alongside the clip.

This likely won’t be the last of the jaw-dropping royal tide images this year. Higher than usual water levels are expected at high tide on the November 19 full moon.

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