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East coast tidal surge

On the 5th December 2013 the east coast tidal surge resulted in record sea levels which were higher than those seen during the floods of January 1953.    

The Environment Agency sent out over 160,000 warnings to homes and businesses.  Over 2,800 kilometres of floodwall, banks and other flood risk management assets along the east coast and estuaries have protected more than 800,000 properties from flooding.

The Environment Agency is now pulling together information on the effects of the tidal surge, particularly on protected areas such as the Humber Estuary.  

The Humber Nature Partnership will provide a further update in the next newsletter.  In the meantime, if you would like to provide any information on the effects of the tidal surge on the Humber Estuary, please email

10 March 2014

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