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Southern California beach community sees flooding

August 27, 2014
Associated Press

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A low-lying street in the Southern California coastal community of Seal Beach has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

Police Sgt. John Scott says several homes and garages were flooded early Wednesday. Flooding is also reported to the north in Long Beach.

Seal Beach resident Blanca Dubonbrown tells City News Service she woke up late Tuesday to find her bedroom under 3 inches of water. Several of her neighbors in ground floor apartments also experienced flooding.

Marine Safety Chief Joe Bailey says crews are trying to dig a channel to allow water that had breached a beach wall to drain back into the ocean.

The National Weather Service says beaches stretching 100 miles up the Southern California coast would see large waves.



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