Hastings: South Terrace still closed after flooding Brighton News

South Terrace in Hastings is closed both ways from Braybrooke Road to A2101 Queens Road.

Emergency services had to evacuate people from nearby Priory Road Shopping Centre and venues had to shut for the day.

Some people also had to be evacuated from their homes.

Firefighters could be seen trying to tackle the waters for most of the day.

Last night, a Hastings Borough Council spokesman said some establishments had been able to open thanks to the work of the fire service.

“Thank you to East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and their pumps, some venues in the town centre have been able to reopen this evening,” the spokesman said.

“Please check before you travel. There is still some equipment left in town as more rain is expected later this evening and overnight.”

The Environment Agency has issued one flood warning and two alerts in Hastings:


Flood warning area: Powdermill Stream at Crowhurst from the Post Office to the Recreation Ground South of Sandrock Hill Road.

A flood warning means flooding is expected in this area. This means properties are at risk of flooding.

The EA said: “Please take action to protect yourself and your property and monitor local weather and river conditions. Avoid contact with, walking or driving through flood water. Consider activating any property flood protection products you may have.”

Coast from Fairlight to Dungeness including the Tidal Rother

Flood alert area: Coast and tidal areas from Fairlight to Dungeness including Dungeness, Lydd, Camber, Winchelsea Beach, Pett Level and the Tidal Rother to Rye, Rye Harbour and East Guldeford.

Combe Haven

Flood alert area: Combe Haven, Powdermill and Watermill streams.

An alert means flooding is possible in this area.

The EA said: “Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Avoid using low lying footpaths or entering areas prone to flooding. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one.”

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This notice was published: 2023-10-29 09:24:48

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