Hayling remains on flood alert

Storm damage at Hayling seafront''.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (1428-215)
Storm damage at Hayling seafront''.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (1428-215)
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FLOOD warnings remain in place for parts of Hayling Island.

After heavy seas washed away some of the beach shingle, the Environment Agency is continuing to warn people to be prepared in Eastoke and along South Hayling.

However, waves of up to 10m yesterday and a high tide at 4.30am today failed to cause the mayhem experienced on Monday.

Ian Murray, owner of the Inn on the Beach, which flooded twice during the storms, was thankful.

He said: ‘We are pleased to say we did not flood.’

Strong winds are expected again tonight but a change in wind direction from a south easterly to a south westerly means that coastal flooding is less likely.

The Isle of Wight and the sandbar off Hayling protects the island whenever there is a strong south westerly wind.

Mr Murray said: ‘The wind direction has changed. The winds are more likely to be south westerly, which we are used to.

‘If it comes from the south east, that’s open sea for us.’

At Eastoke, roads are now generally cleared of water, with just beach material and shingle remaining.

Eastoke resident Dee Parham said: ‘As far as I can make out there was no flooding.

‘I went to Creek Road at high tide and the water did not even get close.

‘The roads are not full of the water, they are full of the rubbish left over.’

Here is a selection of storm pictures and videos from across the Portsmouth area.