Flood warning removed as risk for North East coastline is reduced

Warnings that were issued for parts of the North East coastline over two days have now been removed as the risk of flooding has been reduced.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 10:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 11:50 am
A flood warning was put in force by the Environment Agency.

A flood warning was put in force by the Environment Agency on both Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14. But, in an update on Wednesday, January 15, it was confirmed that the risk of flooding has lessened.

On Monday, January 13, tides were at their highest between 4.45pm and 6.30pm.

The properties most at risk included the amusement arcades and Grannie Annies at Roker, Seaham Harbour and docks, the Tyne Estuary at South Shields, the Victoria Harbour, 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 in Hartlepool and The Chandlery and Marlin Buildings in Berwick, The Waterfront at Sandstell Road in Spittal, and Berwick Dock.

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On Tuesday, January 14, waves flowed over some sea defences due to strong winds following a yellow weather warning being issued.

Tides were at their highest between 4pm and 7.45pm.

The main areas of concern were Sunderland Marine Walk, East Nobles Quay, Port of Sunderland, the Queen Alexander Bridge and areas of the Northumberland Coast.

At around 10.10am on Wednesday, January 15, the Environment Agency updated the flood warnings with a statement reading: “This Flood Warning has been removed. The risk of flooding from the North Sea has now reduced.

“There is no longer a threat of flooding, though standing water may still remain. We continue to monitor the situation.”