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Coastal flooding

13 Jan 2017

We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation in what has been a challenging 48 hours dealing with the potential for flooding in our coastal areas and those bordering the Humber estuary.

Water did enter a small number of properties in Hornsea and roads were closed in South Ferriby (A1077) Withernsea and Cleethorpes seafront.

Unfortunately, it is believed residents of five properties in Hornsea will be unable to return to their homes tonight, but it is hoped they will be able to do so tomorrow once safety assessments have been carried out. In the meantime, they are staying with family and friends in the area.

Our officers will remain in Hornsea overnight in order to offer reassurance, support and advice to residents.

Road closures in Hornsea and Withernsea will remain in place to allow clean-up operations to be carried out. The A1077 will also remain closed until an Environment Agency assessment has been completed.

Superintendent Dave Hall said: “We have worked closely with our partners to help our communities prepare and to minimise the impact of the high tides.

“We are now looking to help those communities who were affected to return to normality.

“It is not believed there will be any further issues at high tide tomorrow morning, with water levels in our area predicted to be lower than those we have seen today.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the vast majority of people for their help and cooperation with our teams throughout the day and for heeding the safety advice we provided.”