E-MAIL FLOOD ALERT ISSUED 11:51 on 27th Feb 2011:

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Holderness Area.

Flooding is possible for Including Carnaby, Barmston, Hornsea, Skirlaugh, Burton Pidsea, Hedon, Burstwick, Thorngumbald, Keyingham, Saltend, Patrington, Skeffling, Sunk Island and Kilnsea. over the next 48 hours.

Low lying land and roads will be affected first.

The flood alert has been issued due to heavy localised rain fall over the weekend. Levels in the catchment are high and are being influenced by each tide. Current areas of concern are East Hull, Hedon Road and Bransholme. The Environment Agency are aware of levels in the catchment and are carrying out routine pumping operations to reduce levels.

Floodline: Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 and enter Quickdial number 138406 to get more information or visit the area information page on the Environment Agency website.

Note – at the time of posting (2:10pm) there were no specific warnings for Burstwick or Westlands Drain in the town

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