The term “King Tide” is used to describe a non-scientific term for astronomic tide that people in the Lowcountry often use to describe exceptionally high tides. It coincides with the moon being closest to the earth in its monthly elliptical orbit. In some cases, King Tides may barely even be noticed. In other cases, a King Tide may cause flooding of low-lying areas and disruption to normal daily routines. This is particularly true when a King Tide event coincides with significant precipitation because water drainage and runoff are impeded.
Be prepared for flooding. Clear mulch and other debris from the street drain near your home. Move items up and off your basement floor.
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