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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Gale force winds could result in coastal flooding in Cumbria

Communities in Cumbria could be at risk of coastal flooding this week.

The Environment Agency and Met Office forecast of gale-force winds could result in a combination of large waves combining with high tides hitting North West coast of England from tomorrow.

The storm is expected to last through Friday, and possibly into Saturday.

Areas at highest risk run from Anglesey along the coast to Liverpool, include Chester and the Dee estuary.

Coastal communities in the North West along with those with tidal rivers such as the Dee and the Mersey could see flooding.

The storm will then move to the North East coast and parts of the North Norfolk coast.

Natural Resources Wales, the organisation which leads on flooding in Wales, is also warning of potential flooding from high tides and strong winds in coastal areas of north Wales.

Their officers are monitoring the situation closely and will issue flood warnings if there is a risk to people and property.

Liz O’Neill, the Environment Agency’s North West Incident Duty Manager, said: “Gale force winds and large waves are forecast during Thursday and Friday, coinciding with high tides. These are expected to cause potential flooding in the North West on Thursday morning.

“Communities on the coast and near estuaries could be affected. Coastal paths and promenades could be highly dangerous as there is an increased risk of being swept out to sea. People are warned to stay away from the shoreline.

“The Environment Agency is fully prepared and we are working alongside partners including the Met Office and local authorities. Environment Agency teams are out on the ground confirming that flood defences are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and preparing to issue flood warnings if necessary.

“People should check the Environment Agency website or follow @EnvAgencyNW and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood outlook, and to sign up to receive free flood warnings.”

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