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Island braces itself for more storms

 

Several roads around the Island have closed as the Isle of Man braces itself for more stormy weather.

A high tide just before 3pm this afternoon (Monday), coupled with a significant storm surge, is estimated to cause more flooding around the Island’s harbours, sea fronts and surrounding areas.

Until 6pm the following roads remain closed:

Douglas Promenade from Broadway to Port Jack

Castletown Promenade, Back Hope Street, Hope Street, Springfield Terrace, Athol Terrace, Milner Terrace. The car parks next to the Old Grammar School will also be closed.

Laxey: Laxey Promenade and Tent Road

Rushen: Shore Road, Gansey, Ballakeighan Road to Gansey Pottery

Ramsey: Ramsey quayside, Parliament Street, Market Square, Ramsey promenades.

For general help and support with flooding problems or storm damage, the number to call is 850000 – the Department of Infrastructure’s Ellerslie Control.

Jeff Robinson, director of operations for the Department of Infrastructure, is reminding people in vulnerable coastal areas to protect their properties and vehicles from potential storm and flood damage:

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has praised the Island’s community spirit as the Isle of Man braces itself for more flooding.

Allan Bell says the effort of residents and emergency services to minimise damage and help those in need has been first class:

 

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