Storm Eunice: EA issues tidal surge warning

The Environment Agency has today issued a warning for people living and working along the north coast of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset to prepare for flooding from a forecast tidal surge caused by Storm Eunice this week.

A tidal surge is possible Friday morning. Strong winds, large waves, coupled with the storm surge, are likely to cause wave-overtopping and flooding to exposed communities on the north coast during the high tide.

People are advised to stay away from coastal areas and keep away from shoreline roads and paths, piers and promenades.

The EA’s Jim Flory said: "Strong winds from Storm Eunice could cause a storm surge and large waves, bringing a risk of flooding to homes and businesses along the north coast.
“We’re seeking to give early warning to communities to prepare. We will issue flood warnings if necessary and we have teams out on the ground taking action to reduce the impact of any possible flooding.”

Flood risk info and warnings are accessible at https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/, by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188, and by following @EnvAgencySW on Twitter.

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