Supertide warning for 1066 country

Residents on the 1066 country coastline are being warned over potential supertides predicted next week.

Thursday, 24th September 2015, 3:15 pm
Stormy seas in Hastings

The Environment Agency (EA) has predicted extreme high tides - also known as supertides- that are due to peak on Tuesday and Wednesday across the South East.

Tides reach a whopping 7m above normal water levels.

The EA has warned these tides could be driven even higher in the event of a storm surge or other adverse weather conditions.

As well as coastal areas, estuaries and tidal rivers could be impacted by the extreme high tides that are part of an 18-year cycle.

The high tides are the result of the sun, moon and earth aligning to create a greater than normal force over the oceans.

Southern Water is making emergency preparations to deal with the potential impact of the tides and have urged people to contact them on the emergency floodline if their home or property has been flooded by water on 0330 303 0368.

The company is also reminding people that county councils and unitary authorities deal specifically with groundwater flooding, and would urge members of the public to contact them in the event of a flood in public areas.

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