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More flooding and transport disruption possible this weekend in East Sussex

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Flooding and disruption to transport look likely on Sunday January 5 as East Sussex braces itself for yet another severe weather warning for rain from the Met Office.

Outbreaks of heavy rain will fall on the county, with widespread accumulations of 10-20mm likely and even 40mm on higher ground.

The Met Office warned this additional rainfall, following the recent wet weather, meant the public should be aware of an increased risk of both surface water and river flooding as well as disruption to transport.

It has put the county on a yellow alert for severe weather, with amber the next level up and red the most serious severe weather warning.

The Environment Agency also warned coastal areas of Seaford seafront were at risk from flooding, including The Esplanade, Areas behind and near the Martello Tower, Buckle Caravan and Camping Park and the Salts Recreation Ground.

It said tomorrow (Friday January 3) was expected to have the worst conditions with high tide, strong winds and large waves.

Flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency for the Cuckmere River and tributaries from Vines Cross to Exceat Bridge, Lower Ouse and tributaries from Barcombe Mills to Newhaven Harbour and the Upper Ouse and tributaries from Slaugham to Barcombe Mills.

More rain is forecast from Thursday night to Sunday.

The Environment Agency said with very wet ground conditions, further flooding was possible.

 

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