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IB Residents at Beach dodge Danger of having Homes Flooded by High Tides and Large Surf

Mar 08, 2016 02:35PM ● By Paul Spear

IB Residents at Beach dodge Danger of  having Homes Flooded by High Tides and Large Surf

High tide passes without homes flooding but according to David Smith, a long time resident of 
 Imperial Beach said that it was very close and he was within a minute or two of evacuating his home.  

In photo, David's wife Juanita, points to wave breaking over rocks protecting homes. David said the sandbags he put up were the only thing that prevented water from coming into his home and causing serious financial loss and danger to residents.

David also pointed out that "It was an interesting morning at the beach. To interesting! Large storm surf worked with a high tide to wipe away $28,000,000 of sand. We lost about 4 feet."

David told me" 
 the worst of it was that I'd left the lights on overnite and the battery was dead! 
 �Meanwhile the waves were really slammin' out front and I wanted to get the car out of here, perhaps with us in it... Think morning, before 7 am I met a washed-up seal pup next door, who didn't like me in the least."

David Smith


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