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Flood alerts issued for coastal villages

Billy's on the Beach at the Bracklesham seafront on Monday. Picture by Murray and Clare Johnstone

Billy's on the Beach at the Bracklesham seafront on Monday. Picture by Murray and Clare Johnstone

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts after more rain fell during high tide.

Coastal areas between Thorney Island and Bracklesham, including West Itchenor and West Wittering have been put on flood alert.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “Friday lunchtime is predicted to be the highest tide of the week. Disruption could again be experienced in Bosham where a separate flood warning is in force.

“Shoreside properties within the rest of Chichester Harbour could also be affected.

“Tides will remain high over the weekend but should not be as high as today.”

A flood alert has also been issued for coastal areas of Medmerry.

“The time and date of high water is 12.15pm,” said a spokesperson for the agency.

“Spray overtopping from large waves is likely to affect the beach top properties along the Medmerry frontage.

“Large waves will continue throughout Friday and tides will remain high over the weekend, but should not be as high as today.”

Coastal areas between Selsey Bill and Elmer, including Pagham, Sidlesham and Bognor are also subject to a flood alert.

A spokesman for the agency said quayside properties along Mill Lane, Sidlesham Quay are expected to be flooded, and a separate flood warning is in force for this area. “Spray from large waves may reach beach side properties along the coast between Selsey and Elmer. Take care and stay safe.”

For more information see the Environment Agency’s website here

 

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