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Update following this morning’s high tide

6 December 2013

This morning’s high tide has now passed without major incident. There were no further evacuations in North East Lincolnshire last night, rest centres have been stood down and most evacuees have returned home.

Chief Fire Officer Richard Hannigan, said: “Although the East Coast is still on red alert, we are optimistic the worst has passed but we must not be complacent and remain vigilant.

“Fire crews along with partner agencies and local authorities did an excellent job of protecting our communities in these conditions. After the events of last night’s high tide we are looking towards the recovery phase of the operation.”

Environment Agency inspection teams are now out in the community looking for leakages and damage to flood defences and embankments.

Pumping plans are in place at Immingham Dock and at the Kingston Retail Park area in Hull with the aim of getting the A63 re-open by midday. The Highways Agency is currently clearing the road.

Spurn point is inaccessible at this due to flooding in Kilnesea.