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Hurricane Lorenzo fears as Met Office weather warning issued

ByGeoffrey Bew

Stormy weather is expected to bring flooding and power cuts across Kent today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with treacherous conditions due to hit the county from 6am.

KMTV visited a pub affected by the flooding

It is warning up to 50mm of rain could fall in some areas within the space of a couple of hours.

"Lightning and some hail may also prove additional hazards for one or two locations," say forecasters.

It comes as flood alerts were issued across Kent today, including along the Swale coastline, from Kemsley to Whitstable, with roads in Faversham and Conyer particularly at risk.

The weather warning covers the whole of Kent
The weather warning covers the whole of Kent

Residents on the Isle of Sheppey have also received flood warnings from Warden Bay to Shellness, due to a high tide affecting coastal locations.

This has since been extended to coastal areas from Ramsgate to Kingsdown, including Sandwich and Deal.

Residents living in coastal areas between St Margaret's at Cliffe and Sandgate, including Dover and Folkestone, have also been warned of flooding.

An alert is also in place for homes, roads and businesses seaward side of tidal defences in Greenhithe and Gravesend.

Areas closest to the Gravesend Promenade are due to be particularly affected as the area experiences exceptionally high tides for the next four days.

There are also fears about the impact of Hurricane Lorenzo on the south east, which is expected to hit on Thursday and could potentially bring even worse weather.

It is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin with winds of up to 145mph.

The Met Office says there is still uncertainty about whether Lorenzo will actually reach the UK.

Officials say if it does hit our shores it is likely to have died down by then, but would bring in remnants of the storm.

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