Floodgates to close as a precaution

The tide at 10pm tomorrow (Friday 24 November) will be higher than the predicted astronomical tide and the wind will swing north westerly causing a wind driven surge, so we are closing some of our floodgates.

No official flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for these upcoming tides so this is a precautionary measure at the moment.

Some floodgates will remain open but this doesn’t mean we have forgotten to close them.

The forecast will be monitored very closely over the next couple of days and, if necessary, we will close further floodgates along our seafront.

Our staff will be out monitoring the high tides and operating the sluice gates on the coastal brooks to stop the sea flooding inland.

You can also sign up to the Environment Agency’s flood warning service.

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Published: 23 November 2023

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