Thursday, 5 December 2013
Thanet flood precautions
SENT ON BEHALF OF THANET DISTRICT COUNCIL
Please be aware when out and about tonight and tomorrow, as there have been alerts for the risk of flooding nationwide, which concerns Thanet.
There will be a particularly high tide from 10pm tonight (Thursday 5th December) to the early hours of the morning and again from 12pm on Friday afternoon.
We are not expecting widespread flooding; however precautions have been deployed and we are doing our upmost to ensure all areas are secure and protected.
Residents in low-lying houses need to be particularly aware. The council are deploying sandbags to those areas most at risk such as Pegwell Bay and Marina Esplanade in Ramsgate. The council is working closely with KCC highways and the Environment Agency.
Please take care by not using any lower promenades or any other seafront areas which could be subject sea spray and wave action.
If you have any major concerns, please contact the Environment Agency on 0845 988 1188 (24 hour service) or see the Environment Agency's website for up to date details on local flood risk information.