The Environment Agency says it's made a temporary repair to flood defences at Shoreham Airport, which are holding. The airport is expected to re-open today. But many businesses have been affected and it will take some time for the area to get back to normal.
The Airport management have been working closely with the Adur and Worthing and Brighton and Hove Councils and other major stakeholders in Shoreham including Shoreham Port, Ricardo’s and Northbrook College to secure the funding for new Tidal Walls for the River Adur through the Brighton City Deals initiative."
– Ric Belfield, General Manager, Brighton Shoreham Airport
The clean up is underway in some of our coastal towns and villages after homes and businesses flooded overnight. The predicted tidal surge left scenes of devastation in areas such as Littlehampton, Newhaven and Shoreham - from where Malcolm Shaw reports.
Fire crews clearing up at the Lord Raglan pub in Emsworth in Hampshire after the tidal surge. It's the first time in four years the pub has been flooded out. It backs on onto a tidal millpond in the village. The pub is run by Pete and Sally Mahoney.