– Dr Paul Leinster, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency
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..."
Flooding in parts of Kent, caused by the tidal surge.