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Further risk of flooding at Tynemouth Longsands

Tynemouth Longsands. Credit: PA

North Tyneside Council have asked members of the public to remain on their guard near Longsands beach.

There was a tidal surge last night that flooded 20 nearby businesses and several homes.

Another high tide this morning saw waves reaching six feet above the piers and the authorities are staying on stand-by.

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Most homes' power restored

Northern Powergrid say most customers who were without power following yesterday's storms should have their power restored by the end of today.

Engineers worked through the night and are continuing throughout the day to repair the damage caused.

Anyone who is experiencing problems should call Northern Powergrid's helpline on 0800 668877 or 0800 375675.

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