Sunday, October 28, 2012

Moonlight over flooded A1A along Fort Lauderdale Beach

photo of A1A flooding along Fort Lauderdale beach on October 28, 2012. Copyright 2012 Robert Giordano

Earlier this afternoon, bulldozers and front end loaders piled up the beach sand that covered A1A, in an attempt to keep the ocean out of the road. By 8:30pm, the ocean was back in the street, with the water level higher than the sidewalks.

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Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. Exposure: f/2.8 3s ISO 800

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ocean floods A1A along Fort Lauderdale Beach

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A combination of weather, tides, and the moon caused major flooding on A1A, along Fort Lauderdale Beach today. Police had to close the road from NE 18th ST to Sunrise Blvd. Some residents were trapped or didn't want to cause damage to their vehicles by trying to drive through the salt water. There had been rain earlier in the day but the skies were clearing by high tide. I've photographed this event in the past but I've never seen it this bad. In 2008, it was an inconvenience but at least the road remained open. Are ocean levels rising? What is this going to look like in 10 years?

UPDATE 11.26.2012:
I made a gallery for this event, with updated photos: