Published:
January 31, 2018
Week-long flood alert issued for Burnham-On-Sea coastline

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Somerset coastline today (Wednesday) as high tides are due to coincide with strong winds.

The Flood Alert is in force for Burnham-On-Sea and the agency says that with high tides due over the next few days the warning is likely to remain in force for the remainder of the week.

"Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables," explained a spokesman.

"Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. Tides are currently rising and we will be re-issuing this flood alert which is likely to remain in force for the remainder of the week."

Meanwhile, Sedgemoor District Council has closed the Berrow beach road entrance this week during the high tides amid concern that there will be further damage from the high tides.

 


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea.com calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube