Highest storm surge for 60 years to hit the East Coast of Britain tonight
Formby has been battered by gales and high seas today causing damage to our dune system and the boardwalk at Lifeboat Road, however, we are lucky in comparison to the East coast of England where a storm surge of up to 2 meters is expected tonight. Back in 1953 the East Coast was devastated by the worst coastal flooding to hit the UK and the conditions are similar today. A combination of a deep low pressure system and spring tides have combined to create the potentially catastrophic conditions for sea floods.
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For more information on the 1953 floods
For more information on spring tides