Storm Barra: Hastings lifeboat issues safety warning

A warning has been issued as the impact of Storm Barra is felt along the East Sussex coast.

A yellow weather warning was issued for Sussex by the Met Office today (December 7).

The Hastings lifeboat crew tweeted:  “Starting to see the effects here in #Hastings with a near-spring high tide at 1250 - stay clear of the water’s edge - beware of sea flooding the promenade - in an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard - stay safe.”

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Hastings seafront during high tide as Storm Barra arrived, Dec 7. SUS-210712-131431001

A yellow weather warning is in place until11.59pm.

Network Rail has imposed a 50mph speed limit on all coastal lines to give train drivers more chance of spotting obstacles on the track.

Hastings seafront during high tide as Storm Barra arrived, Dec 7. SUS-210712-131604001