Environment Agency issues flood alert for Somerset coast

RESIDENTS are urged to “be prepared” as flooding is likely along the Somerset coastline today (November 14) and tomorrow (November 15).

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for Minehead, Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea and Uphill to Kingston Seymour.

The waves are forecast to rise above the sea defences at Minehead due to the high tides and strong winds.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “Flooding to farmland is possible at these times, and conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide.

“Flooding is possible for the coastal and tidal areas at Minehead, Combwich, Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, Kewstoke, Sand Bay and Kingston Seymour.

“Our response team are closing flood gates.

“Be careful along beaches.”

There are flood warnings in place at Portishead and Portbury Dock.

Somerset County Gazette:

Flooding to farmland may also be possible over the weekend.

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