Coastal area continues to battle flooding

SOME Felpham residents spent last night (Monday June 11) at Arun Leisure Centre after concerns about rising water levels.

The rest centre remained open overnight in case more people were evacuated from their homes by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Residents evacuated from their homes in North Bersted yesterday afternoon and taken to a temporary rest centre at The Hamlet tonight have been rehoused.

Arun district council staff remained at sites around the district helping West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to pump out flooded propeties.

Worthing hospital has advised that flood waters are backing up again, however arrangements are in place to protect the lift shafts which should ensure that patients will not need to be redirected to other hospitals.

Some roads are still flooded. These include:

A29 Shripney Road in Shripney, Bognor Regis, closed in both directions near the Shripney Road junction.

A259 Felpham Way in Felpham, Bognor Regis, closed in both directions between the B2132 Middleton Road junction and the Upper Bognor Road junction.

A281 in Henfield partially blocked in both directions between the B2116 junction and the A2037 High Street junction.

Aldwick Road in Bognor Regis closed at the B2166 Lower Bognor Road junction.

Ifield Avenue in Crawley closed in both directions between the Stafford Road junction and the Ifield Drive junction.

Elmer Road in Middleton-On-Sea closed at the Harefield Road junction.

Station Road in Angmering closed in both directions between the A259 junction and the High Street junction.

Almodington Lane in Earnley, south of Chichester closed between the Earnley Road junction and the Batchmere Road junction. Also affecting Easton Lane at Almodington Lane and Keynor Lane at Highleigh Road.

Westlands Lane in Birdham closed near the Crooked Lane junction.