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Coastal Flood Advisory Remains In Effect Across Southern California

LONG BEACH ( — Residents braced for even higher tides and surf Wednesday along the shoreline in Southern California.

According to the National Weather Service, the highest tides are expected to strike during the mid to late morning hours today and Thursday.

Forecasters reported water levels will reach up to 7.5 feet each day.

Along the central coast, tides should be somewhat smaller with bigger surf reaching up to 12 feet or higher, according to meteorologists.

A coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 2 p.m. on Friday in Los Angeles County. The advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. on Thursday in Orange County.

According to the NWS, the advisory also remain in effect for Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and San Diego counties.

At this time, Long Beach, Port Hueneme, Pismo Beach and Oceano Beach are prone to coastal flooding.

Low-lying areas such as beach parking lots, adjacent streets and structures may be affected by potential flooding in these areas.

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