06 Dec 2021 Last updated at 16:00

Be prepared for flooding

Following a flood alert issued by the Environment Agency for the Islands coast, the Isle of Wight Council is encouraging residents to prepare for possible  flooding on the Island.

Following a flood alert issued by the Environment Agency for the Islands coast, the Isle of Wight Council is encouraging residents to prepare for possible  flooding on the Island.

Tomorrow (Tuesday 7 December) afternoon's tide at 1pm is higher than normal.

For one hour either side of high water, flooding will affect sea front roads, esplanades and car parks across the island.

Cowes - Water will be high up slipways, affecting Medina Road and the Floating Bridge.  At Medina Road, near the Floating Bridge, the tide may rise to be approximately 0.1 m below the top of front door steps, the Environment Agency are recommending that residents install flood protection.

East Cowes - sea water forced up through drains may cause minor impacts to the road at Albany Road

Yarmouth - The ferry terminal car park will also flood

At 1:46 am on Wednesday‚ the tide may be of a similar magnitude

Island Roads are currently ensuring that strategic sandbag locations are fully stocked and accessible to the public should the need arise.
For further advice on preparing for a flood, what to do during and after a flood including key contact numbers and details of the strategic sandbag locations, visit https://www.iow.gov.uk/Council/OtherServices/Emergency-Management/Adverse-Weather-and-Flooding

The Met office have also issued Yellow Wind Warnings  for Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th December 2021.

On Tuesday, we could see gusts of 40-50 mph quite widely inland, but as much as 50-60 mph in southern coastal districts, possibly as high as 70-80 mph on the most exposed coasts.

On Wednesday, we could see gusts of 50-60 mph.

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  • For one hour either side of high water, flooding will affect sea front roads, esplanades and car parks across the island.
  • The Met office have also issued Yellow Wind Warnings for Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th December 2021.
 
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