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King tides greet Hurricane Dorian
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:16:20 AM »
copy/paste WU: "King tides will make coastal flooding a concern well ahead of Dorian. The approaching new moon (on Friday) will be triggering some of the highest astronomical tides of the year (king tides) on Florida’s east coast. Sea level rise has made king-tide flooding an increasing problem in recent years.

As Dorian intensifies east of Florida, it will push an increasing amount of water toward the coast, amplifying the impact of the king tides. Even before any storm surge driven by Dorian’s landfall, we may see several days of significant flooding in places such as Miami Beach. Most of Florida’s Atlantic coast will have high tides shortly before noon and shortly before midnight each day."

Better get your house on foils DW...

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Re: King tides greet Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 01:53:19 PM »
Friends from Cape Breton who spend the winter on a 36' boat in the Bahamas will not arrive until early November.  I got this email after sending them a link to the above...

"Florida may go bankrupt cleaning up after so many hurricanes. Almost impossible to get boating insurance in Florida and Bahamas. Ours was just canceled. Lloyds of London, one of the major insurers dropped the Caribbean after the last two hurricanes and now our current company was bought out and will not insure south. If it follows the predicted path it will hit the Bahamas and hit landfall directly off the coast close to Indiantown where we have our boat. Maybe we won’t be sailing this year."


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Re: King tides greet Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 01:59:06 PM »
A king tide on the southeast coast of Florida is only about 6 inches above an average tide. That won't make much difference in a 5 foot storm surge.

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