More flooding on 2nd day of CA ‘king tides’

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Flooding at Belmont Shores

Flooding at Belmont Shores (Photo credit: Howard Freshman)

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California beach town is sloshing through another day of minor flooding because of a so-called king tide.

TV news reports show ankle-deep water on some streets in Sunset Beach near Huntington Harbour shortly after high tide hit at around 9 a.m. Friday. One lane of Pacific Coast Highway is closed.

However, no homes are flooded and there are no major traffic tie-ups in the Orange County area.

Astronomical conjunctions caused the highest tide of the season on Thursday, drawing water up several feet higher than usual, with a slightly lesser tide on Friday.

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