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Flooding Fears For Yorkshire Coast Recede

Floods East Coast

7:52am 6th December 2013
(Updated 8:10am 6th December 2013)

After yesterday's strong winds that affected North Yorkshire, flood waters are reported to be receding after the worst tidal surge for more than 60 years hit coastal towns along the east coast of Britain.

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes and spent the night in temporary accommodation as officials warned lives could be at risk.

More than 230 flood warnings and alerts are in place.

The Environment Agency has 6 warnings in place for the Yorkshire Coast this morning.

IThis morning's high tide isn't thought to have been as bad as last night.

Glyn Payne is from North Yorkshire Police. He says there are still problems from last night in Whitby.

Scarborough Borough Council says a section of the sea wall near The Sands in Scarborough North Bay has gone.

They're warning pedestrians and dog walkers to keep away for their own safety.

In Whitby - Billy Wilson owns a wholesale fruit and veg business on Church Street.

He says they were badly affected.

In Bridlington last night Charlie from the Ship Inn at Sewerby says everyone was mucking in.


Sea levels have been pushed higher than during the devastating floods of 1953.

The east coast of England has been worst hit.

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