Miami Beach is a coastal, sunkissed island surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. We want you to be aware of flood risk from major rain events and storm surge, but also know that Miami Beach is leading the way locally and nationally to reduce that risk.
Miami Beach, like much of Miami-Dade County, lies close to sea level and its underground water supply is just below the ground surface. Therefore, major rain events and King Tides sometimes leave rainwater nowhere to drain, causing occasional flooding.
Miami Beach is investing in public infrastructure to reduce flood risk associated with rainfall, storms and sea level rise. The city is raising roads, installing Stormwater pumps, raising sea walls, and creating higher elevation standards for new and substantial improvements. To read more about this, check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
For more information on flood protection and related topics at the local level visit the Miami Beach Flood Awareness Page.