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Fresh flood warnings issued around Kent ahead of high tides at Sheerness and Dover

PUBLISHED: 10:10 06 October 2017

Yalding flooding in 2013

Yalding flooding in 2013

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Water levels may overtop coastal defences and foreshores this afternoon

The Environment Agency has issued fresh flood warnings around the county ahead of a high tide at Sheerness this afternoon.

It comes after some flooding was experienced on Thursday, though weather chiefs insist the tide is expected to be lower today.

Nevertheless, water levels may overtop coastal defences and foreshores between approximately 1pm and 3pm this afternoon and at 12pm in Dover and Sandwich.

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.”

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