Weather

Cool, Parts of Miami Are Flooding Once Again

Haulover Marina during a king tide in November 2016.
Haulover Marina during a king tide in November 2016. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Well, folks, it's yet another day in Miami where a mildly significant rainstorm is bringing huge portions of the Magic City to a grinding halt! Who's excited? Throw your hands in the air if you're pumped for our pending climate apocalypse!

The National Weather Service this afternoon issued a flood advisory for essentially the entire northern half of Miami-Dade County all the way up to the Broward County line. The advisory was in effect until 3:45 p.m. this afternoon.
And, of course, videos circulating on social media show portions of the county are, indeed, becoming inundated with water once again.
Heavy rains have repeatedly drenched Miami this summer and brought the city to a standstill — and these sorts of events will only worsen as we pump more carbon into the air and raise ocean levels. Earlier today, the Miami Herald also reported that a tropical disturbance forming over Georgia has pushed rain to South Florida and that the weather system could develop into a hurricane once it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. Thankfully, Miami likely won't be affected, but the news so far does not bode well for the already-battered Florida Panhandle.
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Jerry Iannelli is a former staff writer for Miami New Times from 2015 to March 2020. He graduated with honors from Temple University. He then earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.