North Tyneside Council say they have received a large number of calls from the public relating to this afternoon's torrential downpour. They are advising people to stay at home.
– North Tyneside Council
You are advised not travel to unless your journey essential. If you have a vulnerable neighbour, please check on their welfare if possible.
Demand is extremely high for sandbags and residents are asked to be patient as sandbag deliveries are being hampered by the road conditions.
Priority is being given to vulnerable people and where water is at risk of entering properties. Key areas of demand include Longbenton and Monkseaton.
Closures are as follows:
Public buildings: The Oxford Centre in Longbenton, John Willie Sams Centre in Dudley, Forest Hall Library, Whitley Bay Library and Wallsend Library.
Leisure facilities: Marden Bridge Sports Centre, Tynemouth Pool and the swimming pool at The Lakeside Centre in Killingworth are closed until further notice. The Lakeside Centre's dry facilities remain open as normal.
Schools and children's centres which will be closed tomorrow: Monkseaton High School; Moor Edge Primary School in Killingworth; Holystone Primary School and Forest Hall Primary School; Valley Gardens Middle School; Wallsend Jubilee Primary School; Whitley Bay High School; Howdon Children's Centre and Shiremoor Primary School.