SEAL BEACH (CBSLA) — Coastal communities are bracing from flooding this week, especially with a powerful winter storm headed for Southern California.

Seal Beach’s high tide reached nearly 7 feet high Monday, but residents fortunately did not see any flooding. But they’re staying vigilant and taking precautions.

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One of those precautions are a 16-foot high berm in place to keep ocean water away from homes. Some homeowners are also setting up sandbags to keep water out.

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A coastal flooding advisory was in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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Seal Beach police says resident scan pick up sandbags from five different locations, including Fire Stations 44 and 48, Arbor Park, Marina Park and the Eighth Street Beach parking lot.