Newport Beach streets flooded with water after high surf advisory issued for OC coastal areas

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Streets in the Balboa Peninsula section of Newport Beach were flooded with water on Friday afternoon after forecasters issued high surf warnings for the coast.

Video from the scene captured rivers of water, at least knee-deep if not higher in some spots, flooding the streets and partially submerging cars in the Peninsula Park area.

A line of cars was trying to get through the inundated streets as pedestrians waded through the water.

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Some streets in Newport Beach were flooded Friday afternoon after the National Weather Service issued a warning about high surf and possible flooding.



A sailboat was washed ashore by the strong currents and was being thrashed by the waves as rescue teams responded to the beach.

Witnesses say there were several people and a dog on board. They were rescued shortly before the sailboat smashed into pieces under the force of the powerful tide. Minutes later, only debris was left washing ashore.

At least one bulldozer was seen picking up sand to either create a barrier or trenches in the sand to stop the water.

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A sailboat appeared to be washed ashore in Newport Beach by the strong currents and was being thrashed by the waves as rescue teams responded to the beach.



Orange County's coastal areas are currently under a high surf advisory, which is set to expire on July 6. According to the National Weather Service, minor coastal flooding was expected in the area as a result of the elevated surf.

Most beaches in Orange County, as well as throughout Southern California, will be closed over the Fourth of July weekend because of coronavirus-related restrictions.
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