Friday, 9 November 2007

Storm Surge Hits East Coast

News watchers over the past day or so would have noticed concerns over a tidal surge heading towards the east coast of the UK. Fears of flooding have lead to may people spending the night in temporary accomodation.

Initial fears have now passed as peak water levels have passed and people have started to move back into their homes in towns such as Great Yarmouth. The Thames Barrier was closed overnight to protect the capital city, London.

Follow the links below to read more about the surge:

Wind and tide bring flood threat

Minister urges calm over surge

Tidal surge 'poses grave danger'

Tidal surge residents 'helpless'

Tide fears recede as surge passes

Useful Websites:

Tides - Frequently Asked Questions

Environment Agency

Met Office