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Amber weather warning issued for tomorrow afternoon

Residents and businesses urged to keep flood defences in place

The Met Office has issued another amber weather warning - this time for tomorrow lunchtime. (23 March)

Some coastal overtopping and inner harbour flooding is forecast again, and it’s expected to be slightly higher than today based on current predictions.

Businesses and residents are asked to keep their flood defences in place.

Strong winds and a high Spring tide could cause problems, with the high tide expected around 12.30.

The areas most at risk from coastal overtopping are Shore Road Rushen, Castletown Promenade, northern and central parts of Douglas Promenade Laxey & Ramsey Promenades.

Inner harbour flooding is likely to affect the Tongue in Douglas, North Quay, Lake Road, Ramsey West Quay and Mezeron Corner with a smaller risk for Parliament Street.

Residents and Businesses in the affected areas can collect sandbags from;

  • Ramsey – Mezeron Corner and by the Swing Bridge
  • Douglas – North Quay and Lake Road
  • Castletown – Milner Terrace
  • Laxey – by the Pipe Factory on the promenade

The roads will be monitored closely, and may be closed if required. These closures may be put in place at short notice.

Residents are also advised not to park cars in the areas expected to be affected.

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