Council on standby over gale force winds and high tides

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is continuing to monitor weather conditions that have already seen strong winds affect the area and with further inclement weather forecast over the next 48 hours.

Reports indicate that gale force winds and high tides could result in potential flooding along the Holderness Coast and the North and South Bank of the Humber.

An emergency control centre has been established in order to respond quickly to any flood incident(s) that may occur in the East Riding, with staff and equipment, including sandbags and pumping equipment, on standby at its depots ready to deploy, as required.

The deployment of sandbags will be targeted by operational teams to areas that are worst affected and where properties and the vulnerable are at risk. These will not be issued on a general basis.

In advance, officers from the council’s public protection and sustainable development teams are door knocking in areas along the east coast that are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion, including caravan sites and properties in communities such as Skipsea.

The council’s forestry team has been called out to 35 incidents of downed trees this morning, with two affecting the A1079 at Bishop Burton and the A164 near Burstwick.

Dave Morely, head of customer services, said: “The council, alongside its partner agencies, is continuing to monitor weather conditions closely and has put plans into place to prepare the East Riding in advance of the forecast inclement weather.

“We would advise residents, particularly along the coast and banks of the Humber, to avoid the seafront and also for motorists to allow extra time for their journeys and to drive to the conditions.

“The council will continue to keep residents informed via the local media, our website and on Twitter.”

For more information go to or follow the council on Twitter @East_Riding and @ER_roads

Or visit the Environment Agency website for the latest flood alerts/warnings at