Flooding expected in parts of Sunderland as Environment Agency issue further warnings
A flood warning and two flood alerts have been issued for parts of Sunderland on the evening of Tuesday, January 14.
Flood warning for North Sea at Roker
Flooding is expected and immediate action required.
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences due to high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between 4pm and 7.45pm.
Flooding to coastal footpaths, roads and properties is possible during this time and conditions may apply two to four hours outside of high tide.
Properties most at risk are the Amusement Arcades and Grannie Annies.
Flood alert for Tyne and Wear coast
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences between 3.30pm and 8.30pm, due to high spring tides combined with low pressure in the North Sea.
The main areas of concern Whitley Sands Promenade; Seaburn Lower Promenade; Hendon Promenade; Seaham Harbour and Docks.
Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is possible.
Flood alert for Wear estuary
A tidal surge and waves are expected to overtop sea defences on the Wear Estuary between 5.15pm and 6.45pm.
This is due to high spring tides and strong winds combined with low pressure in the North Sea.
The main area of concern is Sunderland Marine Walk, East Nobles Quay, Port of Sunderland and Fatfield to Queen Alexander Bridge.
Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is possible during this time.
Sarah Cook, Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “Over the coming days strong winds and high tides could lead to large waves and localised flooding along parts of the North East coastline from Berwick to areas of Tees Valley. We are advising people to sign up for flood warnings and to take extra care when walking along the coast – large waves can be dangerous.
“You can check your flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.”
The Environment Agency advises to avoid areas of risk and take care near coastal footpaths and promenades as large waves and spray are likely and to not drive through flood water or large waves.