'King Tide' Brings Coastal Flooding to South Carolina

A “king tide” caused flooding to coastal areas in South Carolina on Saturday, November 6.

A “king tide” refers to “exceptionally high tide,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. “Higher than normal tides typically occur during a new or full moon and when the Moon is at its perigee, or during specific seasons around the country.”

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the coastal South Carolina counties of Horry and Georgetown until 1 am local time on Sunday, with up to half a foot of flooding expected.

Footage filmed by David Gee shows floodwaters in Murrells Inlet. Credit: David Gee via Storyful

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