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Flood warnings now severe for parts of Gravesend and Greenhithe this afternoon

PUBLISHED: 09:58 06 December 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 06 December 2013

There are now severe flood warnings for parts of Gravesend and Greenhithe, as the county prepares for the worst flooding in half a century.

It is predicted that properties seaward of the nearby tidal defences will be hit by a high spring tide, combined with a storm surge, at around 1pm, according to The Environment Agency.

Five severe flood warnings have been issued for Kent, including Sandwich and Deal, where waters are expected to breach flood defences.

Around 3,000 homes are thought to be at risk across the county, with storms already battering Scotland and the east coast.

This is the most serious level of flood warning from The Environment Agency, who state there may be a risk to lives.

For more information, call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option one, and enter 012613.

Are you likely to be affected by the floods? Let us know how you’re preparing, email joshua.fowler@archant.co.uk, call 020 8477 3835, or tweet us @northkentnews.

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