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Higher than normal tides expected along the SC Coast October 25-31
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Wednesday, October 21, 2015


As the forecast applies to North Myrtle Beach, tides may increase 1.5 feet to 2 feet or more above normal.
When tides are this high, some streets and some yards in low-lying areas of the city (examples: Cherry Grove, White Point Swash near Windy Hill) may flood temporarily.
Additional beach erosion may occur, especially in areas where the high tide beach has already been compromised by Tropical Storm Ana, Hurricane Joaquin, and record rainfall.
The good news is that forecasters do not expect rainfall to accompany these higher than normal tides, nor do they expect high winds, both of which can exacerbate flooding and its impact.
Motorists and pedestrians should avoid traveling on flooded streets and sidewalks. If barricades are erected, motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to go past them.
Property owners who live in low-lying areas that traditionally experience temporary flooding during higher than normal tides should move valued outside belongings to a different location.
A similar higher than normal high tide scenario is also forecast to occur again in late November.


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