High Tide Flooding Expected Along Kent’s North Coast on Monday, Environment Agency Issues Warnings

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for various areas along Kent’s north coast, including Dartford, Medway, Sheppey, Whitstable, and Margate. This is due to the expected high tides on Monday, which will peak around lunchtime.

According to the agency, flooding is likely to occur in coastal and inland areas during the high tide, and the situation may continue into next week. As a precaution, flood gates are being closed and defenses are being checked.

The warning extends from Dartford to Margate and will coincide with Monday’s high tide at 1:15pm. The agency cautions that low-lying land, promenades, and coastal footpaths may be affected for about two hours on either side of the high tide. However, it does not anticipate any damage to properties.

Towns along the tidal River Medway and the Isle of Grain, such as Aylesford, Medway Towns, Lower Halstow, Middle Stoke, and Lower Stoke, are being advised to take necessary precautions. Further west, areas from Dartford to All Hallows, including Crayford, Greenhithe, Northfleet, Gravesend, and the North Kent Marshes, may also be impacted.

On the Isle of Sheppey, residents from Kemsley to Seasalter, including Sheerness, Minster, Queenborough, Leysdown on Sea, Sittingbourne, and Faversham, are being warned of possible coastal flooding. Moving east, towns from Whitstable to Margate, such as Herne Bay, Reculver, Marshside, St Nicholas at Wade, Birchington, and Westgate-on-Sea, are also at risk.

These flood warnings were issued following concerns raised by the Environment Agency earlier today about rising water levels along the River Stour. Residents are advised to stay updated on the situation and follow any instructions or warnings from the agency.

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