Storms batter the Sussex coast

Flooding at Midhurst's Cowdray Ruins.
Flooding at Midhurst's Cowdray Ruins.

AS wind and rain continues to batter the South coast, homes in Bosham, the Witterings and Selsey are facing flooding damage.

Since last night (February 14), West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has received more than 20 calls from homeowners along the coast.

The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood alerts and warnings for coastal areas, including Selsey Bill to Elmer and Thorney Island to Bracklesham, but these are no longer in force.

There are still flood warnings in place for Lavant, Emsworth and Westbourne, and flood alerts for the River Lavant, and the West Dean area.

On the roads this morning (February 15), there are several reports of floodwater affecting motorists, including the A29 at Westergate, the A29 at Bury Hill, the A285 at Upwaltham and the A286 at Singleton. Roads are flooded but remain open.

The A272 at Easebourne is closed due to flooding on the A286, Dodsley Lane.

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