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More flooding on the way on Monday

 

More flooding is on the way on Monday (3 Feb) as high tides and strong winds combine once again.

Inner harbours along the Island's east coast can expect further flooding at high tide, due 1350.

Latest wind forecasts from the Met Office suggest Laxey Promenade and large stretches of the proms in Douglas including Loch Promenade in the capital's main shopping area, will bear the brunt.

Residents and business owners in at-risk areas are urged to make similar preparations as before.

The same road closures and bus diversions ordered on Saturday will be in place.

However, in Douglas roads may not re open until 1800, therefore commuters are urged to plan ahead for journeys home during the rush hour.

Drivers should not leave their vehicles parked on the seaward side of the promenade due to debris being thrown ashore as waves crash over sea walls.

Department of Infrastructure workers, coast guards and emergency planning teams are today (Sunday 2 Feb) working to shore-up defences, using sandbags and pumps. 

Chief Emergency Planning Officer Ian Young says peparations are in hand for another bruising encounter with the sea:

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