Southern California Braces For 3rd Day Of Huge Waves

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (August 28, 2014) Huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding were expected for a third day Thursday in Southern California as the coast feels the effects of Hurricane Marie, which is churning off the Mexican coast.

The National Weather Service says the biggest surf Thursday will occur in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, where wave sets will top 15 feet in some areas.

A high surf advisory is in effect through Friday.

Late Wednesday, a beachside structure in Malibu collapsed after waves battered it for more than a day.

The Cove House, used by lifeguards as a home base for decades, had been emptied out after officials became worried about its structural integrity.

The powerful storm surge has damaged piers, overtopped walls, flooded coastal homes and tossed heavy rocks from a seawall onto a road.


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