Miami Beach Prepares For Annual 'King Tide' Flooding And A Taste Of Future Sea Level Rise

October 3, 2014 11:00 AM

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 3 (Reuters) - Construction crews are wading into chest high pools of muck in a race against time to install pumps Miami Beach officials hope will help control an annual super-high tide threatening to flood south Florida's popular seaside city next week.

Around Oct. 9, a so-called "King Tide" is expected to push almost an extra foot (30 cm) of water onto streets, going over sea walls and forcing residents to wade through flooded streets, an annual event causing widespread damage.

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