Flood warnings for Clevedon: Are you ready?
By Local_Andy | Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 18:02
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for Clevedon during the high tide tonight and tomorrow morning.
A high tide in Clevedon on a windy day in November.
Clevedon's sea defences are set to be tested tonight.
The Beach in Clevedon taking a battering last November.
The combination of strong winds and high tide could cause flooding at 8pm and 8am in a number of areas.
The Beach and Elton Road have been named as particularly vulnerable.
What should you do?
Keep checking the Environment Agency website for updates and tune into local radio stations such as BBC Radio Bristol & BBC Radio Somerset or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188.
Information is also available through your television on Teletext page 159, BBC Ceefax page 419 and Digital Ceefax page 405.
North Somerset Council have confirmed they are putting in place contingency arrangements should the situation worsen tonight or tomorrow morning.
They said they are preparing to close roads in areas affected by flooding and establishing rest centres for members of the public to go to should they have to leave their homes for any length of time.Residents wishing to obtain sand bags for protecting their own properties are advised to source them from local DIY retailers.
But if you know your property is at risk and want sandbags to protect it then head for local DIY centres such as Clevedon DIY.
Owner Terry Mogg said this afternoon: "We've had a few people coming in and sold about 50 bags in the last hour.
"The warnings have obviously been well circulated which is good so people can prepare just in case. I just hope it's not panicking any elderly folk or people home on their own."
So give your gran a ring if she lives in Clevedon.
And if you need sand bags, Clevedon DIY is open until 7pm tonight.
If you are concerned about flooding, read the advice and follow the helpful guidelines on the flooding section of the Environment Agency's website.
Have you seen flooding in Clevedon before?
What's the furthest in land it has ever got?
And when was the last time you checked the exclusions on your insurance policy?