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Flood Warnings At Scarborough

Flood Warnings At Scarborough

Published by Matthew Pells at 8:18am 8th February 2020. (Updated at 9:28am 9th February 2020)

Storm Ciara will cause flooding in Scarborough affecting properties on Sandside, around the old harbour and on Foreshore Road to West Pier.

The worst conditions are expected late afternoon on Sunday.

The Environment Agency, have issued flood warnings saying:

This flood warning is now in force due to forecast overtopping as a result of very strong winds associated with Storm Ciara driving wave and spray overtopping. Areas most at risk are properties on Foreshore Road from 16:15 to 18:45 on Sunday, 09/02/2020 and Sandside from 17:00 to 18:45 on Sunday, 09/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. 

Guy Addington, Regional Water Safety Lead at the RNLI said:

“This rough weather could making visiting our coasts around the UK and Ireland treacherous and bring very dangerous sea conditions.  Sadly, around 150 people accidentally lose their lives around UK and Irish waters each year and over half of these people didn’t plan on ever entering the water. Slips, trips and falls can be a major factor in these kinds of incidents.

If you see someone else in danger in the water, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. If you have something that floats that they can hold on to, throw it to them. Don’t go in the water yourself – too many people drown trying to save others.”

The Forestry Commission have decided to close Dalby Forrest on Sunday with concerns that the high winds could bring down trees.

Train services have been badly affected with LNER, Northern and Transpennine Express all advising customers not to travel on Sunday. Grand Central have confirmed they wont be running any services on Sunday.

The Environment agency has issued flood alerts for the coastline at Bridlington:

This flood alert for the North Sea coast at Bridlington remains in force. Very strong winds associated with Storm Ciara will drive wave and spray overtopping of coastal defences on Sunday morning (09/02/20). Areas of particular concern are South Pier between the hours of 03:45am and 08:30am and Bridlington Lifeboat Station between 04:15am and 07:45am. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.

They have also issued flood alerts for the Esk Valley in and around Whitby:

This flood alert remains in force for the River Esk due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. There will be widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds throughout Sunday 09/02/2020. River levels are forecast to start responding in the early hours of Sunday. The level of the Esk at Briggswath is expected to reach 1.3m at about 13:00 hours on Sunday and continue to rise, peaking at 1.64m at 15:45 hours. River levels are expected to be high through Sunday and possibly on Monday. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. 


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