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Storm High Tides May Bring Street Flooding to Coronado

Storm, High Tides May Bring Street Flooding to Coronado

Coronado, CA (December 12, 2012) – The City of Coronado is encouraging residents to prepare for winter weather conditions, including possible street flooding in low-lying areas, after the National Weather Service issued two advisories ahead of a Pacific Storm headed this way.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through tomorrow night. The storm is expected to bring rain to San Diego County and snow to the local mountains tonight and tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to be up to 15 degrees cooler than normal for this time of year.

A Coastal Flood Advisory will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow. The advisory indicates that flooding may occur in low-lying areas along the shore due to the effect of onshore winds and high tides. The region’s highest tides of the year are expected tomorrow morning. Surges of 7.7 feet are expected in San Diego at 8:16 a.m. Friday’s high tide will be 7.5 feet.

The Public Services Department is offering sandbags to residents at three locations due to the storm and the high tide. The sandbags will be on pallets located at First Street and Alameda Boulevard; Fourth Street and Alameda Boulevard; and at North Beach.

Coronado officials ask residents to park their vehicles in driveways and garages, if possible, to help keep the water flowing, without obstruction, into the storm drains. Low-lying areas traditionally impacted by flooding include: Coronado Avenue from Sixth Street to Acacia Way; the Fourth Street and Alameda Boulevard area; on Strand Way near the Boathouse 1887 Restaurant; and where Glorietta Boulevard, Pomona Avenue and Tenth Street intersect near the Coronado Tennis Center.

A small craft advisory also has been issued due to winds and is in effect from 8 p.m. through tomorrow morning.

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