Summer tides increase likelihood of Hawaii shoreline erosion

Scientist, Thomas Giguere, a Phd Candidate at UH Manoa who studies the moon through the Hawaii institutes of geology and planetology, does a little field research on the King Tide as it floods the intersection of Kilihau Street and Ahua Street at high tide, 5:07 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, in Honolulu. (Photo by Kat Wade / via AP)
People stand near flood waters from Hurricane Lane making the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Pauahi Street impassable Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Hilo. (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP)

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s big waves and high tides will make shoreline erosion and flooding likely this summer, officials said.