Conditions expected to last through Thursday
Certain areas of the City of St. Augustine has been and will continue to experience street flooding related to the current king tides combined with strong northeast winds. It is expected that these conditions will continue through Thursday of this week. Download the information flyer here.
The city continues with the installation of “tide check valves” that that will minimize the extent of this flooding. In fact, significant improvements have been reported by residents who live in those areas where the valves have been installed. The project will continue later this month with the delivery of additional valve systems.
But, even in those areas where there valves are installed and working, the combination of high winds and higher than normal tides may cause overtopping of the bulkhead bypassing the valves resulting in street flooding.
During these conditions, the city’s Public Works Department reminds the public of several safety tips:
- Do not walk through flood waters as it can be dangerous and a health hazard.
- Do not drive through flooded areas, turn around and find another way. It can be unsafe to drive through flooded areas.
- Driving through flooded waters can create waves, causing additional damage to surrounding landscape and property.
- Be careful around manhole covers, as they can become dislodged by the high tides.
Also, the public is asked to report flooding and clogged storm drains to the Public Works Department at 904.825.1040.