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NMB officials: Higher-than-normal tides could cause temporary flooding

(Source: City of North Myrtle Beach) (Source: City of North Myrtle Beach)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Higher tides than normal are forecast for the South Carolina coast from October 25- October 31, according to North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling.

Tides may increase one-and-a-half feet to two feet or more above normal. When tides are this high, some streets and yards in low-lying areas of the city, like Cherry Grove, White Point Swash, may flood temporarily.

Additionally, it may cause the beaches to erode even more, particularly in areas where the high tide has already been compromised by Tropical Storm Ana, Hurricane Joaquin and record rainfall. At the moment, rain is not on the radar so flooding isn't expected to be a long-term issue.

Motorists and pedestrians on the road need to avoid flooded streets and sidewalks. If there is a barricade somewhere, do not go past it.

Property owners who live in low-lying areas should move important belongings to a different location.

A similar higher-than-normal high tide is also forecast to happen again in late November, according to Dowling.

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