Flood warning and alert issued for parts of Sunderland

Flooding is possible for Sunderland on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 11 as strong winds from Storm Ciara are yet to die down.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 4:21 pm
Flood warning and alert issued for parts of Sunderland
Flood warning and alert issued for parts of Sunderland

A flood warning and flood alert have been issued by the Environmental Agency for Sunderland as high spring tides in combination with low pressure and strong wind conditions (which are expected to reach 50mph this afternoon) means that high tides have been predicted to affect coastal areas and people are being warned to be careful along the coast and to stay away from large waves as they may be dangerous.

Flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

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High tide is expected to hit around 4pm and 6.30pm this afternoon, and areas most at risk are properties including the Amusements Arcades and Grannie Annies. Other areas at risk include, residential properties and businesses, roads and farmland.

However, conditions may apply two or four hours either side of high tide.

Flooding is possible and residents are being warned to be prepared.

High tide will be at it’s highest between 3.30pm and 7pm this afternoon, main areas of concern include Seaburn Lower Prom, Roker Sea Front, Hendon Promenade and Seaham Harbour and Docks.

Flooding to footpaths, roads and farmland is possible at these times. However, conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Other, areas at risk include, beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads.