|Published:||Oct 30, 2012 10:26 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 30, 2012 10:26 AM EDT|
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Seasonal high tides intensified by a full moon and Hurricane Sandy have been flooding some South Florida streets.
Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale have been reporting high water levels since the weekend. Sandy has stirred up swells in the Atlantic that have sent water crashing over beaches into roadways, shutting down streets and trapping people in their homes.
In Palm Beach County, a large wave dragged a lifeguard tower on the sand out to sea.
No evacuations were ordered, though Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman DeAnna Garcia says a few homes and buildings were flooded. The American Red Cross has distributed food and water to residents stranded in about 60 homes in Broward County.
The National Weather Service says the waves are expected to subside Tuesday.
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