Flooding is possible - be prepared
This alert is issued for the high tide at North Shields at 18:00 today, Tuesday 14th January. Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences between 15:30 and 20:30 today, 14/01/2020. This is due to high spring tides combined with low pressure in the North Sea. The main areas of concern Whitley Sands Promenade; Seaburn Lower Promenade; Hendon Promenade; Seaham Harbour and Docks. Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is possible. Please stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. For tide levels please see local tide tables or the GOV.UK website. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/01/2020, or as the situation changes.
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