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Tidal Wave To Hit UK: Storm Surge

by | 8th, November 2007

AS reported: “Tidal wave heading for England’s east coast poses ‘extreme danger to life’.” From Humberside to Kent is under threat:

A three-metre tidal wave is predicted to surge in the North Sea in the next 12 hours posing an “extreme danger to life and property”, experts have warned.

Coupled with storms and high tides, the wave could leave swathes of the east coast under water, according to the Environment Agency.

A combination of gale force winds off the coast of Scotland and high tides are expected to cause floods which could breach sea defences.

• Nine severe flood warnings issued by Environment Agency

• Surge expected to hit east coast in next 12 hours

• Police on standby to evacuate homes

• Dartford Creek and Thames barriers closed

Great Yarmouth is braced. If the surge occurs at high tide…

Stewart Wortley, head of storm tide forcasting, said: “The height of the surge we are expecting on Friday morning happens around once every 20 years or so.”

Not the first time then…

“In 1953, there was a 3.2-metre surge and also high tides and a storm. It’s comparable but we’re much better prepared now,” says an Environment Agency spokesman

The Al Goreans are ready…

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