Flooding: properties searched for stranded people

Firefighters have been searching properties between Butlins and Elmer today (Tuesday June 12) to check for any people in distress.

They have a High Volume Pumping Unit from East Sussex Fire & Rescue on the scene at Felpham.

The emergency service anticipates that they may have to repeat the pumping three hours before and three hours after each high tide.

Around 20 people have been evacuated from the beach chalet area and all have been accommodated by family and friends.

Current flood alerts include:

Upper Arun - The Rivers Arun and Kird, Boldings Brook, North River and Par Brook.

Lower Arun - The Rivers Arun, Chilt, Stor, Black Ditch and Tortington Stream.

Western Rother - The Western Rother from Liss to Hardham including Petersfield.

Aldingbourne Rife - Elbridge, Lidsey, Aldingbourne, Barnham, Yapton and Ryebank Rifes.

Bosham Stream from West Ashling to Bosham including Churchfield Stream.

River Adur – East Branch - The River Adur and tributaries from Burgess Hill to Henfield.

River Mole - Ifield Brook, Upper River Mole, Burstow Stream and Salfords Stream including Ifield, Lowfield Heath, Charlwood, Hookwood, Bewbush, Furnace Green, Maidenbower, Crawley, Horley, Copthorne and Salfords.

Lower Ouse - Lower Ouse and tributaries from Barcombe Mills to Newhaven Harbour.

Upper Ouse and tributaries from Slaugham to Barcombe Mills.

The Barnham Rife at Barnham.

School closures include:

Bartons Infant School, Bognor Regis

Edward Bryant Primary School, Bognor Regis

Felpham Community College, Bognor Regis

West Wittering Parochial Church of England School, Chichester

Nyewood CofE Infant School, Bognor Regis

Sidlesham Primary School, Chichester

Nursery closures:

Ticklemetoo Playschool, Littlehampton