Local Flood Alert Issued

Local Flood Alert Issued

A Flood Alert has been issued by The Environment Agency (EA) due to the high tide forecast at 2:45pm today (Sunday 14th January).

Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides with areas most at risk including low lying land, promenades and coastal footpaths between 12:45pm and 4:45pm.

No property flooding is expected and EA have confirmed that they "are expecting higher than normal tides over the next few days" and as a result they will continue to monitor the forecast and update on  alerts for future tides if necessary.

They are asking for people to "please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous".

The total peak water level at Sheerness is forecasted to be 3.46m AOD.

Flood alert area: coastal areas of the Isle of Sheppey and along the North Kent Coast from Kemsley to Seasalter, including Sheerness, Minster, Queenborough, Leysdown on Sea, Sittingbourne and Faversham.

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