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Summary

  1. Evening tidal surge predicted for around 18:00
  2. Homes evacuated in Hornsea
  3. Woman and children rescued from car on seafront
  4. Hull tidal barrier lowered
  5. Hull construction firm goes into administration
  6. News updates on Friday 13 January 2017

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By Suzy Lawson

All times stated are UK

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  1. More than 20 flood warnings still in place

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    There are still more than 20 flood warnings in place across the east coast between Bridlington in East Yorkshire and Humberston in North East Lincolnshire.

    Here is a summary of the action in our region:

    • Earlier high tide passed Bridlington and Hornsea where a number of properties have been flooded and homes evacuated.
    • Hornsea Inshore Rescue says it rescued a grandmother and two children from a car trapped in flood water at Hornsea seafront.
    • Water has receded in Withernsea after reports of water over-topping sea defences and forcing a road closure on South Promenade.  
    • A number of properties were evacuated on Hessle Foreshore as the tide reached nearly 8m high at 18:45 GMT in Hull. People have been allowed back home as the water level receded.
    • Humberside Police have urged people to stay safe and to not venture out to watch the huge waves hitting the coastline.
    Hornsea Rescue team
  2. Large fire in Grimsby

    BBC Radio Humberside

    There's a large building fire in the Corporation Road area of Grimsby tonight. 

    Humberside Fire and Rescue say there is a large amount of smoke in the area. 

    They are urging people living nearby to keep their windows closed and for motorists to drive carefully.  

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  3. Hessle Foreshore properties evacuated

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    A number of properties on Hessle Foreshore have been evacuated as high tide continues to move southwards, Humberside Police say. 

    Residents have been taken by bus to Haltemprice Leisure Centre in Anlaby as a precautionary measure.  

    Emergency services at Hessle Foreshore
  4. Properties flooded in Hornsea as water starts to recede

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    A number of properties have been flooded in Hornsea as water over-topped sea defences due to high tides.

    Kathy Webb, whose home has been flooded a second time, says up to four feet of flood water has entered her property on New Road. She says: "The rabbits are safe, that's all I'm worried about."

    There are reports that the flood water has started to recede in the town. The rabbits will be happy about that!

    Waves coming over the sea wall in Hornsea
  5. Police warn people to stay safe and keep away from coastline

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    Humberside Police have warned people to stay away from seafronts.

    Chi Sup Christine Wilson says people are venturing to the coastline to watch the high tide, despite homes in Hornsea being evacuated due to flooding.

    People watching high tide

    She says properties in Withernsea are also being flooded and there are reports of water over-topping near Thorpe Park caravan park, at Humberside Fitties.

    Quote Message: We're still seeing people who are going to have a look at the storm surge and we would really urge people not to do that for their own safety, because we're having to deal with those people as well as the evacuation. from Ch Sup Christine Wilson Humberside Police
    Ch Sup Christine WilsonHumberside Police
  6. Family rescued from car caught in flood water

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    A family have been rescued from a car trapped in flood water at Hornsea seafront.

    Hornsea Rescue say the family are unhurt as they saved them from the floating vehicle, which is now under six to eight feet of water.

    They have urged people to stay away from seafronts and flooded areas as properties are evacuated while waves over-top sea defences.

    Car trapped in flood water in Hornsea
  7. Hornsea Town Hall opens for people evacuated from their homes

    East Riding Council is advising those who've been evacuated from their homes in Hornsea to go to the Town Hall.

    30 properties on Pasture Road and more on Marine Road have been evacuated because of the danger of flooding.

    People are being advised to stay away from the coast and not to go and watch the high tide.

    Visit the Environment Agency website for the latest flooding information where you are.

    Waves hit Hornsea Seafront
  8. Watch: Hull Tidal Barrier being lowered

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    The Environment Agency says the Tidal Barrier in Hull helps protect 17,000 properties.

    It was lowered earlier ahead of this evening's high tide.

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  9. Houses evacuated in Hornsea

    BBC Radio Humberside

    30 properties have been evacuated in Hornsea.

    Humberside police say action has been taken as a precaution on Pasture Lane as waves have over-topped sea defences.

    They also say they have had several reports of spectators on Marine Drive. They are warning people to stay away.

    Rescue teams carry lifeboat
  10. Weather: Winds easing but feeling cold

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It should be a mostly dry and clear night, with just the odd shower near the coast.

    Winds should ease inland, but it'll still be breezy in coastal parts and will feel bitterly cold.

    Weather chart
  11. Police search for wanted Hull man

    The police are trying to trace this man from Hull in connection with a number of offences, including one of serious violence. 

    Mugshot of Ben Mark Waterman

    A number of  attempts have been made to trace 20-year-old Ben Waterman, but he still hasn't been found.

    A 66-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man are in custody after being arrested on suspicion of assisting him. 

  12. Hull tidal barrier lowered

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    The Environment Agency says the flood barrier in Hull has been lowered ahead of tonight's high tide.

    More than 20 flood warnings are still in place in East Yorkshire and the Humber area.

    They say the barrier will help protect 17,000 properties from flooding.

    Hull tidal barrier
  13. Woman and children rescued from car on Hornsea seafront

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Hornsea Rescue says they had to help an elderly woman and two children from a car on Hornsea seafront this afternoon.

    Humberside Police are warning people not to go to the coast to watch the high tides.

    The rest of the Hornsea Rescue team are gathering to assist in the area, as high tide approaches.

    East Riding Council says Hornsea Promenade has been closed.

    Map of Hornsea
  14. Plaques to honour Hull's 100 heroes

    Stuart Harratt

    BBC Local Live

    Hull residents have nominated 100 people to be recognised for their contribution to the city.

    The names will be honoured with plaques across the city as part of Hull hosting the City of Culture arts festival.

    Plaques already unveiled feature the city's first female doctor and two men who sailed on Captain Scott's first journey to Antarctica.

    Photo of a plaque being unveiled

    The new list of nominees include Trevor Bolder, who will join fellow musician Mick Ronson in getting a plaque. The pair played with David Bowie in the Spiders from Mars in the 1970s.

    The plaques will be unveiled throughout the year.

  15. High Tide: The latest from the Environment Agency

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Here's the latest from the Environment Agency ahead of this evening's high tide:

    • 21 flood warnings remain in place on both sides of the River Humber and in Bridlington.
    • The Environment Agency says there could be some localised flooding between 4pm and 7pm during high tide.
    • The Hull Barrier will be in operation again this evening, after being used this morning.
    • People are being advised to stay away from the coast.

    For the latest flood information, visit the Environment Agency website.

    Map showing flood warnings in the Humber region
  16. 3 reasons to visit Ferens Art Gallery

    Kofi Smiles

    BBC Face of Hull 2017

    The Ferens Art Gallery is back open and I've got 3 great reasons why you should visit!

    Video content

    Video caption: The Ferens Art Gallery​ is open again! Kofi Smiles gives three great reasons to visit.
  17. Airline to honour Hull's Amy Johnson

    Andy Comfort

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Hull's famous aviator Amy Johnson is to fly again, this time on a modern passenger jet. 

    Her image will be used on the tail fin of a Norwegian Airlines plane, making her only the second Briton to feature on one of the airline's jets. 

    Quote Message: “Amy Johnson is a giant in the history of aviation and a truly inspirational British figure so it is a huge honour to have her adorn our aircraft and help her take to the skies once more.” from Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas Ramdahl
    Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas Ramdahl
    Aircraft with image of Amy Johnson on it's tail fin
  18. Ferens gets the Bee Lady seal of approval

    Aled Jones was there earlier and now Bee Lady's got in on the Ferens Art Gallery action!

    It re-opened earlier today after a £5 million makeover.

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    And here she is with Aled himself, posing in front of the Blade.

    Bee lady and Aled Jones
  19. Hull building firm in administration

    Crispin Rolfe

    Reporter BBC Look North

    The Hull based building firm Hall Construction Group has confirmed it has gone into administration. 

    The 130-year-old company, which built the city's C4DI building, employs 65 staff along with several sub-contractors. 

    The administrators say they are hoping to find a buyer for the business.

    Hall Construction Group