Published: Friday, 18th February 2022
The promenade flood gates will be shut for at least two hours either side of all the high tides over the weekend as the effects of Storm Eunice will continue for several days.
Strong onshore winds are predicted to continue over the weekend and whilst tides are not currently predicted to be unusually high in this area the gates will be shut to protect people in the area from the risks posed by spray and waves.
Cllr Paul Kunes, cabinet member for the environment, said: “We know that this kind of weather can provide quite a spectacle on the coast and people will want to go and see it but we would urge them to do so from a safe distance. These closures will prevent people from coming to harm.”
Due to the unpredictable nature of storm conditions this picture may change at short notice. Anyone wishing to check the latest flood warnings in their area can check the Environment Agency website at: Check for flooding in England - GOV.UK (check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk)
The council is also contacting kiosk owners to give advice about protecting their vans.