United States: Coastal flooding expected when king tides and rain storms collide this week

LA Times: The highest tides of the season will arrive in California this week in tandem with forecast rain, a powerful combination that could lead to coastal flooding. The so-called king tides occur twice a year when the gravitational forces of the sun, Earth and a full moon align. The ocean is expected to surge starting Wednesday and peak at its highest level Thursday morning. If the waves meet ocean-bound runoff from the expected rains, there could be flooding. Coastal communities, especially low-lying......

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