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Flood warning for North Sea Coast

People living by the North East Coast are being warned that they could experience flooding.

A flood warning has been issued for the North Sea Coast Credit: ITV

The Environment Agency has issued a warning for the North Sea Coast including tidal River Esk. Flooding is possible for The North Sea coast from Staithes to Whitby including Sandsend and tidal River Esk.

It is also possible from Berwick to St Mary's Lighthouse.

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Scientists battle to save homes on top of a cliff

The houses at risk after a series of huge rockfalls Credit: ITV News

Scientists are being drafted in to try and save 25 cottages in one of the East Coast's most picturesque villages which are threatened by erosion.

The homes which stand on the top of cliffs in the hamlet of Cowbar, near Staithes, north of Whitby, are at risk after a series of huge rockfalls over the past five years. The only road to the hamlet - which is a just a few metres from the cliff edge, could also crumble into the sea after it was discovered the clifftop is overhanging.

Now surveyors are set to use lasers to monitor hour by hour any further collapses of the cliffs.

Scarborough Council, which is set to appoint experts from Durham University to carry out the work, says the "increasing trend of rockfall is concerning."

Flood alert from Staithes to Whitby

A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the North Sea Coast from Staithes to Whitby including tidal River Esk.

Flooding is possible for The North Sea coast from Staithes to Whitby including Sandsend and tidal River Esk .

Low lying coastal land and roads will be affected first. People living in these areas are being asked to be prepared.

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