UPDATE: Flood alerts issued for Barrow coast
Last updated at 12:27, Friday, 31 January 2014
EMERGENCY services have warned residents to stay away from the coast around Barrow ahead of high tides.
Furness Coastguard has urged people to stay away from the coast via social media.
The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the Barrow coast, north of Morecambe Bay, and the West Cumbrian coast from Silloth to St Bees.
High tide is expected at 11.29am today when a tide of 10m is expected and at 11.58pm when high tide is 9.8m.
Coastguard said: "High water will be at 1129 (10.0m) and 2358 (9.8m) today and 1215 (10.2m) tomorrow.
"Please be careful around all coastal areas during these high tides and strong winds and call 999 Coastguard if assistance is needed near the Coast."
Cumbria Police, local councils and the Environment Agency are warning communities of the potential for disruption today (Friday 31st January) and into the weekend due to high winds, rain and tidal surges in Cumbria.
The Met Office has issued ‘yellow alerts’ for rain and wind from today through to Sunday. Heavy rain is forecast, with the possibility of snow over higher ground, particularly in east/northeast Cumbria. Strong winds are also expected over Saturday and Sunday which, combined with high tides, could lead to coastal flooding caused by large waves and spray.
Heavy rain on already saturated ground will also heighten the risk of river and surface water flooding across the region.
Given this warning, Cumbria Police and partner agencies are taking this advanced opportunity to urge people to be prepared and take care. People are advised to avoid going near harbours or promenades during this period for their own safety.
First published at 08:32, Friday, 31 January 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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