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.
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.