New Brighton prom stays closed after more flood warnings issued

New Brighton flooded yesterday as large waves over topped sea defences.

Warnings were in force as flooding was expected in the area and these continue to be in force today.

Someone was caught on camera yesterday being rescued from the floodwaters and more video showed water flooding the car park near Fort Perch Rock.

One photographer who was documenting the scene was nearly taken out by a wave that seemed to come out of nowhere and other captures large waves crashing onto near by roads.

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The high tide is expected to be higher than usual at Wirral and Liverpool coasts with flooding possible between 13:45 and 14:30 today 12/02/20.

The government flood warning reads: “We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Mersey Estuary.

“Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary.

“Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.”

There’s also more bad weather on the way as Storm Dennis has been forecast to slam into the area over the weekend.

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Forecasters warn that large waves that batter the coast could be a risk to life.

Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy ​weather is expected for Saturday, although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara disruption is still likely.

“Our confidence in the forecast means we have been able to issue severe weather warnings well in advance, giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm.

“With further warnings possible over the next few days people should keep up to date with the Met Office forecast using our website, app or by following us on social media.”