hit by high winds amid flood warning as storm arrives
flood warning has been issued for Burnham-On-Sea, Brean and Berrow
today as Storm Eleanor sweeps through the area.
Office forecasters say strong onshore wind gusts of up to 80mph
are expected during the next few hours.
this week's high tides, the Environment Agency is advising residents
to be aware that spray and overtopping of sea walls could create
some flooding - check the Burnham-On-Sea
is expected for the coastline between South Esplanade and Berrow
including Margaret Crescent, Pier Street, Abingdon Street, The Esplanade,
College Street and Regent Street," says the Environment Agency.
overtopping or onshore flooding are predicted as a result of high
water levels, strong onshore winds and large waves."
of sandbags was delivered by Sedgemoor District Council for seafront
properties, as pictured here, which are located besides the pilot
hut next to the BARB station on The Esplanade.
weather warning has also been issued by the Met Office, predicting
gales with gusts of 60mph-70mph and a chance of some severe gusts
of up to 80mph.
Holt, the Environment Agencys flood duty manager, said: "We
urge people to stay safe on the coast take extreme care on
coastal paths and promenades, and dont put yourself in unnecessary
danger trying to take storm selfies."