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Flood Warning for Scarborough

Flood Warning for Scarborough

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 1:30pm 4th January 2017. (Updated at 1:58pm 4th January 2017)

A flood warning has been issued for Scarborough tonight (Wednesday 4 January.)

It's been sent out by the Environment Agency and is expected affect the Spa Complex between 8pm-9.15pm this evening due to overtopping wind-blown waves.

The Environment Agency has this advice for residents:

  • Act now to protect yourself and your property.
  • Avoid beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads.
  • If it's safe to do so, block doors with flood boards or sandbags and cover airbricks and other  ventilation holes.
  • Move family, pets and valuables to a safe place.
  • Keep a flood kit ready including a torch, batteries, fully charged mobile phone, warm clothes,  water, food and any prescription medicines you may need.
  • If it's safe, make sure your neighbours are aware of the situation and offer help to anyone who  may need it.
  • Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.
  • Turn off gas, electricity and water if your property is about to flood. Never touch an switch if you are standing in water.
  • Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for up-to-date flooding information.
  • Keep an eye on local water levels and weather conditions.

The Environment Agency website contains details of river level and flooding information and can be accessed at www.gov.uk/environment-agency.

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