Red alert flood warning declared in Hunstanton

Red alert flood warning declared in Hunstanton

The Environment Agency has declared a Precautionary Evacuation Notice (PEN) for Hunstanton.

They say that high tides and a tidal surge will make water levels higher than normal, with tides being at their highest at 08:40 tomorrow morning. Conditions apply however two to four hours either side of the high tide.

Flooding is expecting to affect South Beach Road, Seagate Road, the Hunstanton seafront and the promenade. The Local Authority have closed the flood gates at Hunstanton.

The Environment Agency warn people to be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads and to follow advice from emergency services.

The Environment Agency has urged people to leave their properties and caravans between 07:00 and 10:00 on Tuesday morning and have said to "please remember to take any medication, pets and anything urgent you may require in the next 48 hours with you. The evacuation is precautionary and is issued to allow an orderly and safe evacuation."

Residents are being advised to evacuate to Hunstanton Community Centre, Avenue Road which will be opened from 07:15 tomorrow morning.

More information can be found on the Environment Agency website:

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