Advice issued as Essex prepares for floods

Communities in Maldon, in Essex, are being advised to move pets to safety, avoid coastal paths and promenades, and postpone road journeys where possible.

It comes as the Environment Agency issued flood warnings for Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

High tide is expected in Maldon just before 5pm.

The Environment Agency is warning that businesses and homes alongs the waterfront and The Hythe could be at risk.

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East coast storms

The East coast is bracing itself for storms today. The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings and alerts for Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.