CA - High Tide, Large Waves Push Water into Streets in Newport Beach, California
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.”
Newport Beach Mayor Will O'Neill posted photos of cars driving through floodwaters and beaches covered with water. Several people had to be rescued in high surf, O'Neill said. Video showed large waves breaking on the coast.