The Environment Agency is asking Burnham, Brean and Berrow residents to be aware that high tides in September could bring an increased risk of flooding.

Coastal towns and villages could be at risk from the extreme high tides if they coincide with stormy weather.

The tides are expected on September 8th, 9th and 10th, then on 7th and 10th October.

But the Environment Agency says there is no need for too much concern as flood defences currently in place are sufficient to cope. Spokesman Mike Dunning told there would only be problems if the tides coincided with severe weather conditions.

“The tides should not cause any problems unless coupled with storm surges and severe weather conditions,” he said.

The tides are expected to be about 4cm higher than normal for the time of year, but reports in the national press earlier this week claimed there was an increased potential for major flooding around the Bristol Channel.


BBC Online coverage of this story [External link]

Environment Agency advice on flood prevention [External link]

Burnham-On-Sea Tide Times

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