FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – South Florida dodged a a bullet from Hurricane Sandy, but we are still feeling the effects of the storm with the coastal flooding along A1A in Ft. Lauderdale Beach.
Officials are warning residents and visitors to be prepared for flooding on A1A and in low-lying areas during high tide Monday morning.
A combination of high tide, a full moon and Hurricane Sandy has formed huge waves that are pushing the ocean water up and over the beach, creating a massive flood zone for residents and businesses.
Officials have shut down most of A1A in Ft. Lauderdale and are clearing cars from the area.
Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler surveyed the damage from his bicycle.
"Between the seasonal high tides and the storm surge, it's been pretty tough on the city of Fort Lauderdale. We have had a tremendous impact," said Mayor Seiler.
The peak of the high tide is expected to take place about 8:55 a.m. on Monday, and the effects of the rising waters will happen between 6:30 a.m. through 11 a.m.
A1A will most likely be shutdown until Tuesday or Wednesday.
To report flooding contact the city's 24-hour customer service center at 954-828-8000.