Environment Agency issues flood alert warnings for River Nene and parts of The Wash


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Flood warnings have been issued for the Fens, with high tidal levels expected tonight and tomorrow evening.

The Wash frontage, from Gibraltar Point to Admirality Point, plus the Tidal River Nene, are affected by alert issued today by the Environment Agency.

The warning covers King’s Lynn, Wisbech, March, Whittlesey, Spalding, as well as rural parts of Fenland, South Holland, West Norfolk and East Cambridgeshire.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “There may be some seepage behind defences causing localised pooling of water. However, we are only expecting this to cause minor issues.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and may issue further flood warnings if necessary.

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“The time and date of the forecast high water is 7.03pm on February 20 and 7.46pm on February 21.”

The spokesman added: “On Friday night at 7.23pm the expected astronomical tide level is 4.66m combined with a 0.14m surge, resulting in a high water level of 4.80m.

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“This is accompanied with a force four southwesterly wind.”

For more information, visit the Environment Agency’s flood alert pages or contact Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

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