Some floodgates to close for high tide

The 7.30pm tide this evening (Thursday 21 December) 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 this upcoming tide 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 and, if necessary, we will close further floodgates along our seafront.

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

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

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Published: 21 December 2023

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