High tide attracts curiosity on Oregon's Coast

King Tides and flood warnings brought debris to the coastal shores and curiosity to the coastal locals.

Posted: Jan 11, 2020 7:14 PM

FLORENCE, Ore. -- King Tides and coastal flood warnings brought debris to the shore and curiosity to the  locals.

The monstrous waves and high tides on Oregon's coast are a side-effect of a powerful storm which typically only happen during the winter. 

However, some neighbors like Suzanne Bunker said this year showed a sizable difference.

"We don't see a lot of foam," said Bunker. "High tides sometimes, but this is very dramatic tides. They're big crashing waves and they're noisy."

She said you can hear the crashing of the waves from far inland.

Three tips from the National Weather Service are to stay away from the beaches and jetties, don't go through flooded areas, and never turn your back on the ocean.

Some low lying homes saw flooding, but those who live inside told KEZI this is a yearly occurrence and nothing worse than they've seen before.

The tides were set to reach their highest point Saturday along with flood warnings until 4 p.m.

For local tide times nearest you go to the US Harbors website.

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