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Flood alerts in place across Kent as high tide expected overnight

PUBLISHED: 16:17 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:17 05 October 2017

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Water levels are expected to overtop coastal defences and foreshores between approximately midnight and 2am tonight

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts across the county.

A high tide is expected overnight at Sheerness, meaning weather chiefs are forecasting north westerly winds and tidal surges.

Water levels are expected to overtop coastal defences and foreshores between approximately midnight and 2am tonight.

Key coastal areas at greatest risk include Royal Pier Road and Gordon Promenade in Gravesend, low-lying land in Seasalter, Front Brents at Faversham Creek and Canal Road and Esplanade in Strood.

A spokesperson said: “People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and reissue this alert for any subsequent tides if required.

“We do not currently expect property flooding. We have been working closely with our professional partners, and our staff have been in the area during daylight hours today.”

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