King Tide causes minor flooding across Southwest Florida

Writer: Rachel Murphy
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Minor Flooding on Park Avenue in Fort Myers (CREDIT: Lenny Smith)

Parts of Southwest Florida are experiencing some road closures due to some minor flooding from the King Tide.

Fort Myers Police Department sent out a notice, Thursday afternoon, that some roads were closed due to the excess flooding, but they receded by 5 p.m. or earlier.

According to WINK News Chief Meteorologist Matt Devitt, “Tides are running one-two feet above normal because of a gusty southwest wind off the Gulf around a storm system and approaching a New Moon on Saturday.”

King tide, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, refers to an exceptionally high tide that typically occurs during a new or full moon. A new moon will occur this Saturday.

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