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10065899682?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Larry Barszewski

King tides are serving as an early warning system for communities along the Intracoastal Waterway, providing seasonal examples of flooding that — in future decades — will become more frequent and more intense as sea levels rise.
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10065773277?profile=RESIZE_710x10065777489?profile=RESIZE_400xABOVE: Frustrated residents at Horizon East did not have access to the swimming pool as they waited for repairs to be completed. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star RIGHT: Photos from a report show erosion under the pool deck and repair efforts to correct t

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9764253288?profile=RESIZE_584xKing tides amplified by tropical weather in September and October 2020 flooded many of the streets on the west side of Briny Breezes. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Joe Capozzi 

Briny Breezes residents like to think they have a pretty good idea of h

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A heavy rain and high tides on Sept. 21 challenged all of the swales on Hypoluxo Island, including the rocky one that Patrick McGeehin created in his yard. Water was much deeper on some parts of the island’s drive. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Ma

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7960689893?profile=originalSara Wilkinson, visiting her old neighborhood, steps into floodwaters

generated by king tides at Marina Delray, along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

7960690274?profile=originalCrews repair a pump as water from the Intracoastal Waterway floods Briny Bre

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By Cheryl Blackerby

    King tides, the highest tides of the year, caused alarming and unprecedented coastal flooding from Miami Beach to Palm Beach County last October.  
    The extreme high tides, also called autumnal tides, will be back this month.

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