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Flood alert for north Essex coastline today
A FLOOD alert for the north Essex coast has been issued for this afternoon.
The Environment Agency made the alert as forecast force four southerly winds will produce a surge in the predicted tide height.
High water due at 1.15pm will be 0.3 metres higher than expected , at 2.7 metres.
The alert covers the Coast from Clacton to St Peters Flat, including the Rivers Colne and Blackwater estuaries
A flood warning, a higher level warning, has not been issued but residents in low-lying coastal areas are urged to be prepared should waters rise.
For more information visit the Environment Agency website or call 0845 988 1188 using quickdial code 03612.
Have you been affected by flooding? If so please let us know on 01206 508334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .