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Get Ready For King Tides

August 31, 2023

In a scene from Hollywood Lakes Kings Tides from 6 years ago Mayor Josh Levys explains the impact of King Tides in Hollywood. (

Unusually High Tides, also known as King Tides, are expected periodically through late November. Flooding in low-lying areas is more likely during this time of the year due to the close proximity of the moon which creates King Tides. These Seasonal High Tides, combined with Rising Sea Levels and Inclement Weather Conditions, exacerbate Flooding Risks. Rainfall, Wind strength and direction also have a significant impact on the height of the Tides causing them to come in higher or lower than predicted. With seven miles of Shoreline, 7.9 Miles of Canals, and a Flat Topography, Hollywood is vulnerable to the effects of Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding.

Based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Tide Predictions, above average High Tides are expected:

• August 29 - September 3
• September 26 - October 3
• October 15 - October 17
• October 26 - November 1
• November 12 - November 16
• November 24 - November 28

High Seasonal Tides can cause Low-Lying Coastal Areas to Flood. Motorists are urged to use caution and seek alternate routes to avoid traveling on flooded streets. Coastal roads, parking lots and docks in vulnerable areas could Flood during the times of High Tide.

Seasonal Tides could raise the Water Level by more than 2 and a half feet during High Tide. The City is working on both short and long-term solutions to minimize the Impacts of Tidal Flooding and has completed the Installation of Flap Gates in the Stormwater System to help Prevent Tidal Water from flowing back through the Stormwater Drains. Additionally, Auxiliary Pumps are stationed in High-Risk Areas to help clear Flooded streets as quickly as possible.

To report flooding caused by seasonal King Tides that makes roads impassable, please call: (954) 764-4357.

Shuttle Service

As of September 1st, the City will offer expanded Service Areas & Weekend Shuttle Service on the Sun Shuttle.

Come and explore all the things to see and do in Hollywood. From Dining and Cultural Activities in Historic Downtown to catching a quick ride to a Business Location, Restaurant or Hotel along Federal Highway, to enjoying Oceanfront Dining, Shopping and Recreation on Hollywood Beach, you’ll see why Hollywood has been named an All-American City and one of the best Beaches for families in the United States. See it all on the Sun Shuttle!

The Sun Shuttle is operated by Circuit, it's an Environmentally-Friendly Electric Public Transportation option that transports riders through Service Areas from City Hall Circle to Downtown Hollywood, on Hollywood Beach and along Federal Highway. Riders can quickly and easily get to where they want to go in Hollywood, all while contributing to a Greener Environment. It's a win-win for both you and the planet!

A ride on the Sun Shuttle is $2 Per Person, Per Ride, making it a Cost-Effective choice for your Transportation Needs. For the most Immediate Service to request a Ride, Download the "Ride Circuit" App from the App Store or Google Play. For those with a more Flexible Schedule, you may also wave down the nearest Sun Shuttle Fleet Driver or head to designated Shuttle Stop Locations.

Catch a ride on the Sun Shuttle in the new service areas west of I-95 beginning Friday, September 1st. Learn more at: under Hollywood Happenings.

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