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Storm surge flood threat to coastal areas in UK

Storm surge flood threat to coastal areas in UK

Severe flood warnings are in place along the eastern coast of England, amid fears thousands of homes are at risk from a three-metre storm surge.

The Environment Agency has issued 12 severe flood warnings – meaning danger to life – for the lunchtime high tide at 12:30 GMT and Friday night.

An evacuation is under way in Jaywick, Essex, while an operation will begin in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk at 10:00 GMT.

It comes as the Met Office has warned of high winds, snow and ice on Friday.

The Environment Agency’s severe flood warnings – its highest possible alert – are in place for coastal areas of Essex and Suffolk.

There is a risk of “significant” flooding in some areas from the lunchtime high tide, which is expected at about 12:30 GMT, with further warnings issued in Suffolk from 21:45 GMT.