High tides still flooding South Beach

Officials: Fixing aging infrastructure in Miami Beach will cost about $200 million

Published On: Oct 16 2012 11:36:45 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2012 05:42:30 PM EDT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -

Unusually high tide continued to flood parts of Miami Beach on Tuesday morning.

Traffic at Alton Road and 10th Street was down to one lane in each direction about 11:30 a.m. as business owners left sandbags outside, ready to keep the water out.

"It never looks like this. It's obnoxious," said one woman.

"I want to move here but this is kind of making me like not want to move here," said Jasmine Dearden.

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said fall high tides are expected to be unusually high the next few days.

Miami Beach officials have blamed part of the problem on a nearly half-century-old drainage infrastructure that will cost about $200 million and 20 years to fix.

Tide Table - Government Cut Tide Station

DateDayTimeTidal Height (ft)Approx Height Above Average High Tide for 2012 (in)
10/14/2012Sun08:11AM3.39
10/15/2012Mon09:00AM3.410
10/16/2012Tues09:49AM3.511
10/17/2012Wed10:39AM3.511
10/18/2012Thurs11:31AM3.410
10/19/2012Fri12:25PM3.39
11/13/2012Tues07:40AM3.39
11/14/2012Wed08:31AM3.410
11/15/2012Thurs09:23AM3.410
11/16/2012Fri10:14AM3.39
11/17/2012Sat11:07AM3.28

Click here to take a look at NOAA's tides and currents data.