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Coastal paths and promenades 'highly dangerous'

Gale force winds and large waves along the east coast of England are forecast during Thursday and Friday, coinciding with high tides and a significant coastal surge.

Flooding of some coastal communities is expected and some defences could be overtopped by the combined effect of high tides, high winds and a tidal surge.

Coastal paths and promenades will be highly dangerous as there is an increased risk of people being swept out to sea..."

– Dr Paul Leinster, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency

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