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Flood Warnings Across UK Coastal Areas

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A flotilla of historic vessels, leisure cruisers and passenger boats pass under the Tower Bridge in a procession on the River Thames to mark the day on which Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history, in London, Britain, on Sept. 9, 2015. Wednesday marks the 63 years and 216 days since the Queen came to the throne. The procession began from east of Tower Bridge at midday, with the vessels sounding their horns for one minute. Also, the Tower Bridge lifted as a sign of respect. (

Severe flood warnings were on Friday in place along the eastern coast of England, amid fears that thousands of┬áhomes were at risk from a storm surge….reports Asian Lite News

88a13a5312cc7237052adb0afd2e0850The Environment Agency said the morning tide was not as high as expected but it issued severe flood warnings — meaning danger to life — for later, the BBC reported.
The Environment Agency’s severe flood warnings — its highest possible alert — are in place for coastal areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.

It said high tide levels — due to spring tides and a tidal surge — combined with gale force winds will cause “large waves and sea spray resulting in potential damage to flood defences and flooding of property”.

Environment Agency chief executive James Bevan told BBC that the first tide to hit the coast on Friday was “slightly under the height that we expected”.

“The second, due this evening, may come out slightly higher than has been anticipated,” he added.

Meanwhile, in Scotland, up to seven inches of snow fell overnight in parts of the Highlands, causing disruption on the roads.

The A93 was closed south of Braemar, while speed restrictions were in place due to high winds on the Forth Road Bridge and the Skye Bridge.