Officials prepare for extreme high tides in O.C. that could cause flooding

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Bulldozers were creating a large sand berm on Newport Beach Tuesday in a bid to keep extremely high tides at bay.

Forecasters warn Southern Californians to use caution at the beach this week, with tides expected to reach 7 to 7.5 feet in the evening hours through Thursday. The National Weather Service says that’s “unusually high.”

The tides are also expected to create dangerous rip currents.

Chip Yost, Chris Wolfe and Ellina Abovian report for the KTLA 5 News on June 22 and 23, 2021.

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