High Tide Floods Southern California Coast
July 4, 2020
Source: The Weather Channel
Approximate locations sustaining home flooding
– Newport Beach Balboa Peninsula (Orange County, 92661)
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
At a Glance
- A 40-foot sailboat was destroyed.
- Possible damage to houses was being assessed.
- Lifeguards conducted ocean rescues.
Newport Beach, California, was cleaning up Saturday after flooding caused by coastal tides and high surf covered beaches and roads with water.
The flooding sent ocean water into streets Friday night and destroyed a 40-foot sailboat, KSWB-TV reported.
Traffic leaving the Balboa Peninsula was backed up for hours at the start of the holiday weekend.
The city was assessing possible damage to homes.
“I think it’s safe to say there has been some property damage, we don’t know the full extent,” Newport Beach city spokesperson John Pope told the Orange County Register. “The city is still assessing some of the damage. There’s sand and trash just littered everywhere.”
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