King tides are back in California - flooding roads & coastal areas. King tides are a yearly phenomena caused by the Earth being at its closest position to the sun, and the moon being at its closest position to the Earth. They were expected to be 8' but have been higher - at 9' instead.
A stranded motorist sits on top his car as he awaits rescue from the flooded Southfield Freeway, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Dearborn, Mich. The Michigan State Police issued an advisory Monday evening, urging drivers to avoid non-essential use of all metro Detroit freeways after heavy rain and thunderstorms left roads flooded and impassable. Interstate 75 at I-94 in Detroit has been shut down in both directions, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.