O.C. Residents Deal with More Flooding from King Tides

kingpicSUNSET BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — Residents in coastal Orange County are dealing with more flooding as unusually high “king tides” continued on Friday.

Friday morning’s high tide was expected to arrive at 8:55 a.m. and to go as high as 6.83 feet.

Homes along Huntington Harbor in Sunset Beach were inundated with water on Friday morning.

The high tide sent water over the sea wall and onto Pacific Coast Highway, where the first lane was under about a foot of water.

Many residents had prepared for the water with sand bags and their own pumping systems.

King tides occur several times a year when the Earth, moon and sun align in a way that gives the seas an extra gravitational kick onto the shore.

The tides did damage on Thursday when they reached a record high of 8.4 feet, flooding streets, homes and businesses in Sunset Beach. There was also flooding in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach.

Free sandbags were being offered for residents of Sunset Beach and Huntington Beach if they bring an ID and a shovel.

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2 comments

  • Patrick Wallace

    Let your viewers know to avoid these sea water flooded areas with their vehicles. This isn't fresh rain water that will clean your vehicle's undercarriage. This is salt water that will find its way deep in to a vehicle's underbody and suspension and set off a corrosive chain reaction that may eat through your vehicle's undercarriage in as little as a year.


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