A Flood Warning has been issued for parts of Hartlepool

A flood warning has been put in force by the Environment Agency for the North East coast that flooding is expected in parts of Hartlepool, on the evening of Monday, January 13.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 1:53 pm
Updated Monday, 13th January 2020, 5:30 pm
A Flood Warning has been issued for parts of Hartlepool

A Flood Warning has been issued for the North East coast by the Environment Agency at 2.51pm updated from at Flood Alert which was issued at 1.27pm on Monday, January 13.

Flooding is expected near the North Sea coast at Victoria Harbour and immediate action is required.

The flood alert warned that waves are forecast to overtop sea defences with sea spray expected on the Tyne and Wear coast as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. This warning is still in place.

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Tides will be at their highest between 4.45pm and 6.30pm on Monday, January 13 and conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide.

Flooding to coastal footpaths and roads is possible during this time.

Areas most at risk are properties at Victoria Harbour, including Town Wall, Southgate, Victoria Street, Friendship Lane, Sunniside, Abbey Street, Bond Street, Commercial Street, Brig Open, Wells Street, Darlington Street, Nuns Street, West View Road, and Throston Street.

People are being advised to avoid areas of risk and to take care near the coast.

Tides forecast for the morning of Tuesday, January 14 are not expected to require an alert, however the Environment Agency expected an alert will be issued Tuesday evening.