Thursday, 8 November 2007

Severe weather warning for the East coast (Tidal Surge).

Eight severe weather warnings for the East coast have been issued. The Environment Agency are warning of "extreme danger to life and property". It looks like Norfolk and Suffolk may see tides of up to 3m due to a storm surge expected to peak at about 0700 on the East Anglian coast.

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said: "A tidal surge of up to 3m [10ft] is making its way down the North Sea which could coincide with peak high tides. There is a risk of flood defences being over-topped on the coast and in tidal rivers, especially in East Anglia, particularly the Norfolk Broads and the coast south of Great Yarmouth including Lowestoft, and areas south of this as far as the coast of Kent."

If you live in the any of these areas, please follow this advice from the Environment Agency: "Severe flooding is expected. There is extreme danger to life and property. Act now."

Take care, and I hope you have a safe and quiet night.

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