High tides cause coastal flooding

  • Drivers splash through saltwater caused by annual high tides between Fifth and Eighth streets on West Avenue in Miami Beach on Oct. 7, 2010. TIM CHAPMAN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Tourist Rita Davis of Tampa sloshes through flooding caused by high tides outside the Indian Creek Hotel, at Indian Creek Drive and 26th Street, Miami Beach, on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. STEVE ROTHAUS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • High tides cause flooding outside the Indian Creek Hotel, Indian Creek Drive and 26th Street, Miami Beach, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. STEVE ROTHAUS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • High tides cause flooding at Purdy Avenue and 17th Street in Miami Beach on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. STEVE ROTHAUS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF