flood alert issued
for Burnham-On-Sea coastline
Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Somerset
coastline today (Wednesday) as high tides are due to coincide with
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.
pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide
tables," explained a spokesman.
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."
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.