Contractors Hurry to Complete Berm Before Weekend's South Swell

A late season south swell will test the berm this weekend.

Contractors are working frantically to complete the berm today in time for its first test, a late season south swell.

Roughly 10-12 feet tall, the berm is designed to protect homes on the low-lying southeast side of the pier from winter flooding. Contractors expect the berm to be done Wednesday at the latest, according to Seal Beach Marine Safety Chief Joe Bailey. The berm will stay up until spring.

Lifeguard Status Report for Nov. 1 to Nov. 8

Rescues 0

Medical aids 2

Major medical aid 0

Stingray injuries 3

Boat rescues 0

dale gabbard November 09, 2012 at 09:10 PM
shipwrek most likley lives in one of those houses
Edgar November 09, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Hey I don't need a chill pill, I just want know where my tax dollars are going, and I hope to hell it isn't for a few dumbo's on the beach....not our problem, it is theirs........sorry to ruffle your wet feathers..................................
thenew.lisa November 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I'm with shipwreck on this one! I lived in one of those homes as a teenager back in the worst storm we had that tore up the pier! A pier piling came through our front window, flooded the house within 20 minutes and left sand in every corner up to my ears by the time it was done! Also, every car was damaged all the way down past the alley for Ocean Ave. Mine was a total loss. Edgar, you have no clue as to how many people suffered total or some property. If you or your loved ones had to endure this type of tragedy, I would gladly pay over and above just my taxes to help you out in anyway I could!! God bless you!
thenew.lisa November 11, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I see Edgar has coceeded the dispute to the LOCAL GIRL! I doubt if he's a local...probably can't even surf. Noneya business HA! By the way, SOUTH SWELL IS KICKIEN HARD!!!
Edgar November 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM
So you believe we ought to keep paying for all the people who get flooded out, we reconstruct the house in the same place with tax dollars, a few years soon after they get flooded out again, and once more we pay taxes to get them back to some level, this just doesn't make economic sense to use taxpayers money for a few individuals who have preferred to live in an vicinity that is predisposed to high tide damage./flooding...just because some real estate company wanted to make money and sell property that is questionable as to being in a flood plain or on the edge of the ocean doesn't make good sense. This is an individuals choice of taking that chance over common sense. Since this is an individuals choice let them buy insurance that will cover their risks, (I don’t think you will find scores of insurance companies that will even consider this type of coverage) We live in earthquake country so I buy optional insurance for that probability as we know it will happen sooner or later. Again where has common intelligence gone? By the way what is "COCEEDED" do you mean conceded.


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