Streets swamp in Newport Beach as area experiences rising tide, high surf

On Friday night, a region of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach was swamped as the area was under a high tide and raised surf advisory.


The association of the surf and large tides were anticipated to likely create insignificant coastal waterlogging in the evening, as per National Weather Service. The advisory was in force from 6 p.m. from Friday up to Monday noon.


Risky rip currents and harmful swimming circumstances were anticipated, the agency stated.


Lt. Eric Little of the Newport Beach Police Department mentioned officers were helping with deflecting traffic Friday night, and even added that there was no data on any permanent or current road seals.


Sky5 aerial videotape displayed a sailboat falling apart on the shore as waves came collapsing.


Cars could be witnessed stuck in increasing water in the Balboa Pier parking lot and alongside streets across the peninsula at around 9:30 p.m. Water was seen to be knee-deep in the parking lot.


City teams were observed using tractors beyond 11 p.m. to move sand in an attempt to assist cars get out of submerged regions, aerial videotape displayed. 


Shores of Newport Beach were shut down for Fourth of July weekend, together with all Orange County beaches, as health experts aimed to avoid overcrowding due to increasing coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.

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