Flooding expected in parts of Hartlepool as Environment Agency issue further warnings

A flood warning and flood alert have been issued for parts of Hartlepool for the evening of Tuesday, January 14.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 2:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 3:18 pm
Flooding expected in parts of Hartlepool as Environment Agency issue further warnings
Flooding expected in parts of Hartlepool as Environment Agency issue further warnings

Flood warning for North Sea coast at Victoria Harbour

Flooding is expected and immediate action required

Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences due to high spring tides and strong winds at North Sea coast at Victoria Harbour.

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Tides will be at their highest between 4.30pm and 7.45pm.

Flooding to coastal footpaths, roads and properties is possible during this time and conditions may apply two to four times either side of high tide.

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.

Flood alert for Hartlepool to Skinningrove

Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences with sea spray expected on the Hartlepool to Skinningrove coast as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between 4.30pm and 7pm.

Flooding to coastal footpaths and roads is possible.

Areas most at risk are beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads.

Main areas of concern are North Sea coastline including Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, Redcar, Saltburn by the Sea and Skinningrove.

Avoid using risk areas mentioned and take care near the coast.

Sarah Cook, Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “Over the coming days strong winds and high tides could lead to large waves and localised flooding along parts of the North East coastline from Berwick to areas of Tees Valley. We are advising people to sign up for flood warnings and to take extra care when walking along the coast – large waves can be dangerous.

“You can check your flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.”

The Environment Agency advises to avoid areas of risk and take care near coastal footpaths and promenades as large waves and spray are likely and to not drive through flood water or large waves.