King Tides: Our soggy fall ritual

It’s that time of year again, when full and new moon phases combine with the moon’s position to give us higher than usual tides and flooding.
7960757054?profile=originalOct. 6: Driving down Brooks Lane in Delray Beach was a challenge.

7960757455?profile=originalOct. 6:  A school of mullet reaches grass on a property on the north edge of Lake Boca Raton.

7960757490?profile=originalOct. 6: Debris from Hurricane Irma and high water combined to make Marine Way in Delray Beach difficult to navigate.

7960757690?profile=originalOct. 20: A mosquito sprayer and a pool man had to cope with standing water on Inlet Cay Drive in Ocean Ridge.

Photos by Tim Stepien, Michelle Quigley and
Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

Flooding will peak again during king tides Nov. 4-6

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Boynton Beach flood workshop
When:
5:30 to 7 p.m., Nov. 8
Where:
Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N. Federal Highway
What:
Information available on flooding during storms, high tides and sea-level rise. The new FEMA flood maps will be displayed.

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