Imperial Beach expects weekend flooding

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IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. -- Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina expects his city to be hit with the worst flooding he has seen in 20 years.

The city has put up barricades and barriers to contain the water along Seacoast Drive, but that might not be enough.

"We have a hurricane-like swell approaching the coast of California. They're calling for 10 to 15-foot surf, possibly. We have got some areas that are very vulnerable to storm like the rest of San Diego County and California," Dedina said.

Dedina expects the surf to flow onto Seacoast Drive and into the Tijuana Estuary, and flood homes and other property along the way. He says they are ready to evacuate people if they have to.

The surf is expected to peak at 10 a.m. Friday and continue to pound the coast into Saturday morning.

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