King tides cause some flooding in Sausalito

January 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
It wasn't easy venturing out of the house Wednesday morning for some Sausalito residents. The king tide sent bay water onto the road and parking area of the Kappas Marina.

The water was ankle deep at some points, so houseboat residents had to use planks to get across. People who live there say they are used to flooding during high tide.

"The tide comes up and it floods our parking lot and makes things a little unpredictable," Lisa Manthe said. "But as long as you go with it, it's fine."

Sausalito resident Jay Lalezari added, "When it's a full tide like this one, it's just get your booties on. And make sure your car is not parked on that side of the parking lot."

King tides can rise up to two feet above normal high tides.

The next king tides are scheduled for the end of January.

Residents just hope it doesn't happen during a big storm, which can make this flooding even worse.

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