Water Watch: Coastal Flood Advisory Issued Ahead of King Tide

Flood warnings will extend through the weekend for the SoCal coast

By Olga Spilewsky and Robert Kovacik
|  Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013  |  Updated 11:59 PM PDT
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The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for counties between San Luis Obispo south to San Diego and residents in coastal cities are preparing for the possible so-called

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for counties between San Luis Obispo south to San Diego and residents in coastal cities are preparing for the possible so-called "king tides." Robert Kovacik reports from Sunset Beach for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2012.

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The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for counties between San Luis Obispo and San Diego as residents in coastal cities prepare for the possible so-called king tide.

Cold temperatures were not the only concern Wednesday night. A large part of the Southern California coast could see flooding by Thursday morning, and some residents are preparing for what may be a repeat of what happened last month.

"The water came in from the harbor on one said and from the other side and then, flooding PCH," said Curtis Black, Sunset Beach resident, remembering the recent high tides.

MORE: What's a King Tide?

A coastal flood advisory is in effect from 5 a.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Saturday for Central California to San Diego.

The National Weather Service warns of tides so big they’re called “king tide” – a nickname signifying when they are among the highest astronomical tides of the year. But firefighter Black is pretty sure this go-around Sunset Beach is safe.

"We’re going to be okay. I’m going to work tomorrow," Black said.

Forecasters predict surf to reach up to 10 feet along some Orange County beaches.

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