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Flood alert issued for coastline between Dover and Folkestone

A fresh flood alert has been issued for Kent, with areas between Dover and Folkestone at risk.

The warning comes after the Environment Agency revealed that part of north Kent was at risk yesterday.

Residents are warned to take care by the coast. Stock picture.
Residents are warned to take care by the coast. Stock picture.

But today the government body says coastal flooding could affect the coastline between Folkestone and Dover.

In particular the section between St Margaret's at Cliffe to Sandgate could be affected.

The alert is being issued for the high tide at Dover at 2pm - but no homes are expected to be in danger.

A warning from the authority said: "High spring tides are expected to affect coastal areas from St Margaret's at Cliffe to Sandgate, including Dover and Folkestone.

"The tides will be at their highest between 1pm and 3pm today

"Flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths close to the sea is possible at this time.

"No property flooding is expected."

They advise people to take extra care along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads during the period of the highest tides.

The Environment Agency added: "You should remain aware of your local situation and take extra care in risk areas.

"We are closely monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required."

For all the forecasts, warnings and weather related news, click here.

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