Residents woke up to minor flooding Monday morning in a Southern California beach community under a high surf advisory that is expected to continue into Tuesday.
The advisory is in effect Monday for coastal communities in Los Angeles and Orange counties, including the beach town of Seal Beach where there was standing water on the boardwalk. No damage was reported overnight, but another high tide is expected around 10 a.m.
The flooding occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Water did not enter homes along the boardwalk.
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Crews were working Monday morning to rearrange the sand to prevent a repeat of the flooding. A 20-foot winter sand berm was removed last month.
The high surf advisory, indicating surf from 6 to 10 feet with 12-foot sets, will remain in effect through at least Monday. Powerful rip currents are possible and a National Weather Service statement said minor to moderate beach erosion is possible.
Swimmers are "strongly encouraged" not to enter the water, according to the statement.
The most dangerous conditions in Orange County are expected near Seal Beach and Sunset Beach. In Los Angeles County, the highest surf will be across south facing beaches, including the Malibu, Zuma and Palos Verdes areas. Surf will peak this afternoon in LA County.
The waves are being generated by a Southern Hemisphere storm rolling toward the Southern California coast. The weather service said rough conditions extend up the coast to San Luis Obispo County. Avalon, Port San Luis, San Simeon, and Cayucos could see currents capable of dislodging moored vessels and docks.
On Sunday, large waves forced a Carnival cruise bound to Mexico to leave from San Diego instead of Long Beach. More than 2,000 guests with tickets to board the cruise ship Carnival Imagination in Long Beach were bussed 100 miles south due to dangerous conditions in the water, a Carnival spokeswoman said.