Flood warnings in the Isle

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Residents are being warned to expect flooding after the most serious coastal surge for over 30 years.

The Environment Agency has said flooding is expected for the River Trent tonight.

Flood warnings have been issued for the River Trent in the following areas: Burton upon Stather, Owston Ferry, Eastoft, Keadby, Gunness and Flixborough, Scunthorpe, Burringham, Amcotts, Garthorpe, Luddington, East Ferry, Adlingfleet and West Butterwick.

The Environment Agency said: “The current level at the Keadby river gauge is 3.76 metres.

“River levels are rising with the tide, and are expected to be five metres this morning and expected to be between 6.9 and seven metres at 8.50pm this evening, to continue for approximately three hours.

“Light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours.

“For up to date information on river levels in your area go to the river and sea levels section on the Environment Agency website.”

Dr Paul Leinster, Environment Agency chief executive, said: “Gale force winds and large waves along the east coast of England are forecast during Thursday and Friday, coinciding with high tides and a significant coastal surge.

“Flooding of some coastal communities is expected and some defences could be over-topped by the combined effect of high tides, high winds and a tidal surge.

“Coastal paths and promenades will be highly dangerous as there is an increased risk of people being swept out to sea.

“The Environment Agency is monitoring the situation closely, working alongside partners including the emergency services, Met Office and local authorities. Environment Agency teams are out on the ground checking that flood defences and barriers are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and issuing flood warnings.

“People should check the Environment Agency website or follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood outlook, and to sign up to receive free flood warnings.”

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