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New Flood Warning for Tees Estuary

The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Warning for the Tees Estuary at Port Clarence and Haverton Hill.

Residential, commercial and industrial premises in the area are at risk.

Flooding is possible this evening between 4.30pm and 7pm. The high tide is just after 5.30pm. Official advice is as follows:

  • Avoid beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads.
  • If it is safe to do so, block doors with flood boards or sandbags and cover air bricks and other ventilation holes.
  • Move family, pets and valuables to a safe place.
  • Keep a flood kit ready including a torch, batteries, fully charged mobile phone, warm clothes, water, food and any prescription medicines you may need.
  • If it is safe, make sure your neighbours are aware of the situation and offer help to anyone who may need it.
  • Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.
  • Turn off gas, electricity and water if your property is about to flood. Never touch an electrical switch if you are standing in water.

Members of the public can call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or visit the Environment Agency's website here.

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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.

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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