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Flooding update 1600 hrs for East coast and Humber

13 January 2017

Emergency services, Local Authority partners and other agencies are warning the public to continue to be vigilant as the next high tide approaches this evening. 

Despite this morning's high tide passing without any significant problemsThe Environment Agency is warning that the combination of high tides and the potential for high winds could still result in flooding across various locations in East Riding, Hull and Northern Lincolnshire along the coast and the Humber Estuary. High tide at Bridlington at 17.00, Immingham 17.45, South Ferriby 18.45, Hull around 18.50 and Goole 19.50.

The public are asked to resist the urge to head to coastal areas to have a look at the high tides as this is extremely dangerous. Some video footage emerging from Scarborough suggests that locals there are not taking notice of these warnings. Strong winds, powerful waves and a high tide can be a deadly combination.

It is still vital that residents remain vigilant, take the right precautions if they are in a flood risk area and keep up to date on the latest weather information via the local news or on GOV.UK.

To find out the latest weather information and updated flood risk information visit https://www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood updates.

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