Northumbria Police is reminding people to be prepared for further adverse weather conditions with another tidal surge expected in the early hours tomorrow.
Earlier today, the region suffered gale-force winds and flooding and, although the situation may seem to be improving, police are reminding people not be complacent and continue to follow the advice that is being issued.
It is possible there could be another surge during the next high tide tomorrow morning starting around 3.45am in North Northumberland and moving south along the coast to Newcastle with a high tide predicted at around 4am.
Local authorities and emergency services are working continually through the night in partnership to ensure an effective response.
Extra police officers will remain in the areas worst affected.
Assistant Chief Constable Gary Calvert said: “I’d like to reassure people that we will continue to monitor the situation throughout the night and ensure appropriate measures are taken to deal with the conditions at any time.
“Local authorities and emergency services are working in partnership to ensure an effective response and this will continue.
“We would urge people not to be complacent and make sure they keep up to date with the latest situation, keep checking the Met Office and Environment Agency websites for information and updates and tune into local radio and TV.”
The Environment Agency Floodline is 0845 988 1188. This line has the latest information in relation to flood warnings and pre-recorded advice.
In an emergency, ring 999.