Anniversary of Fleetwood floods marked

THIS weekend is the 30th anniversary of the worst floods ever to hit Fleetwood.

On the November 11, 1977, the North West coast experienced its worst coastal flooding event. Over 5,000 properties and 7,900 acres of agricultural land was flooded.

The flooding was caused by a Force 10 storm, gusting to Force 12, over the Irish sea, which caused tides to reach a level of 24ft.

 

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