Surge breaks the barrier of sand as high tide comes in near the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, Calif. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Bulldozers work to erect a berm to keep the high water away from the ... more 
Surge breaks the barrier of sand as high tide comes in near the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, Calif. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Bulldozers work to erect a berm to keep the high water away from the boardwalk homes. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 8:09 PM EDT