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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Flooding expected during periods of high tides for several days

Weather Alert

City reminds residents, visitors to use extreme caution

                                                           

Flood-prone areas of the City of St. Augustine will experience higher-than-usual street flooding related to the astronomical and king tides combined with a coinciding nor’easter which is expected to begin as early as Friday morning, November 5.  In addition to street flooding, we can expect overtopping of bulkheads, unusually high surf and tides, dangerous currents, and strong winds.

Water levels this weekend are expected to reach and could potentially exceed that which occurred during the September 2020 nor’easter.

Residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to keep an eye on the weather by following the City of St. Augustine Weather Stem at https://stjohns.weatherstem.com/fswncitystaug.   

During these conditions, the city would like to remind 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. 
  • 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.

Additionally, we encourage the public to use the Report Flooding tool on the city’s website at www.CityStAug.com/ReportFlooding to report flooding and clogged storm drains.

Areas of particular concern include, but are not limited to, the following: Lincolnville, Maria Sanchez Lake, South Davis Shores, San Sebastian River Bridge at US 1 and King St., Abbott Tract, Fullerwood, the bayfront seawall by Castillo de San Marcos, and Bridge Street between Cordova and Granada Streets.

The Public Works Department can be reached at 904.825.1040.

For media inquiries, contact Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, at 904.293.3307.  

City of St. Augustine WeatherStem
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