Flood Alert issued for Hartlepool to Skinningrove

Overtopping in the Hartlepool area could cause flooding and the public are being warned to stay prepared.

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 5:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 5:33 pm
Flood Alert issued for Hartlepool to Skinningrove
Flood Alert issued for Hartlepool to Skinningrove

Flooding is possible and the public are being warned to be prepared, this includes planning alternative driving routes and avoiding low-lying coastal roads that may become flooded.

Hartlepool to Skinningrove, issued at 2.50pm

The alert states that large and powerful waves are expected due spring tides, low pressure and strong winds.

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High tide will be between 3.30am and 06.30am on Thursday, November 28. However conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide.

Areas most at risk are beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads and they may experience overtopping and wind-blown spray.

Areas most likely to be affected by this are Hartlepool Headland to Breakwater.

The Environmental Agency said: “Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.

“We are closely monitoring the situation.”