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WARNING: Flood alert issued for Kent coast from Pegwell Bay to Deal, including Sandwich

By Eleanor Perkins

A flood alert has been issued for along the Kent coast from Pegwell Bay to Deal.

The Environment Agency updated its website this morning to warn people about a high tide which is expected around lunchtime today.

It could cause flooding to low lying coastal and estuary areas but flooding to properties is not expected.

Flooding at The Quay in Sandwich in 2013

Flooding at The Quay in Sandwich in 2013

The areas which could be affected are from Pegwell Bay to Deal including Sandwich, the Pfizer site and the Tidal Stour between the sea and Stonar Cut.

After today the tides will begin to decrease and no further flooding risk is expected.

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