The Storms of 1952-53 in Redondo/Manhattan Beach
One of the worst storms in Redondo/Manhattan Beach history pounded the city’s north coast during the period from December 31, 1952 through January 13, 1953.
At least 18 structures were destroyed, most of them houses and apartment buildings along The Strand. A section of Hermosa Avenue about 75 feet long was taken out by the surging waters. (Hermosa Avenue was the main thoroughfare through the area before King Harbor was built and the street became Harbor Drive.) Crews repairing the missing section of road encountered holes as deep as 14 feet that needed to be filled. In addition, Hermosa and other nearby streets were filled with rocks and debris from the seawall and existing breakwater that had been hurled ashore by the waves.
We never know when we might see another severe storm like the storms from 1952-53(knock on wood) But if we do... always remember that SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach
will always be available for emergency services around the clock, 365 days a year. Dont forget to store our emergency contact # in your cell phone's (310)939-9293