Flood alerts issued for Hartlepool as Storm Ciara causes river levels to rise overnight
Flood alert issued as The Environmental Agency monitor river levels overnight and warn riverside paths and roads could be flooded, an additional alert has been issued for the North East coast.
Residents are being warned that flooding is possible and to be prepared as river levels continue to rise at the Croft-on-Tees, Low Moor and Yarm River gauges as a result of Storm Ciara.
Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is possible and areas most at risk are the riverside footpaths, low lying lands and roads.
The situation is being closely monitored by the Environmental Agency to see if additional alerts need to be put in place. Flood gates in Croft and Yarm have been closed overnight, and reopened this morning as river levels recede.
Avoid using low lying footpaths near local water courses and plan driving routes that avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded.
Residents are being warned that flooding is possible and to be prepared due to high spring tides and strong winds associated with Storm Ciara, it is predicted that large waves and sea spray may affect coastal areas.
Flooding to properties, roads and farmlands is possible and areas most of risk are beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads.
The Environmental Agency is warning people to be careful along the coast and stay away from large waves as they are dangerous.