After the lightning heavy rain and flash flooding hits Norwich area

Flooding in Beatrice Road, Norwich. PIC: Al Harnden. Flooding in Beatrice Road, Norwich. PIC: Al Harnden.

Sunday, July 20, 2014
11:14 PM

A deluge of heavy rain has brought chaos to much of the Norwich area with flash floods hitting several parts of the city and train services also affected.

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Another picture of flooding in Norwic. PIC: Dani CameronAnother picture of flooding in Norwic. PIC: Dani Cameron

Weather experts warned the lightning which came with last night’s thunder storms might continue today and while there has been more thunder and lightning this afternoon its the heavy rain which has caused most of the problems.

Roads in and around Norwich are being turned into rivers with cars looking like boats in a number of areas, including Beatrice Road, off St Leonards Road.

A number of businesses have also been affected with the Surrey Tavern and Zaks in Norwich tweeting pictures of flooding while Lorraine Saunders, the owner of Dawn’s New Horizon, a Sprowston-based charity shop which helps support victims of domestic violence, said her Cannerby Lane store has been flooded again - for the second time in just five weeks.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service are currently dealing with about 12 ongoing incidents, a number of which are believed to be flood-related.

A spokesman in the Norfolk police control room said they were dealing with a “number of weather-related calls” although could not give details of the exact number.

The spokesman said a number of the calls received were in relation to manhole covers being displaced.

Despite heavy rain flooding the railway at Norwich, Greater Anglia is reporting that all lines are now open although there might be possible delays as a result.

8 comments

  • Not at all, it's just weather. Nothing unusual.

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    Mardler

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • One would hope that no such stupid "warnings" are needed.

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    Mardler

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Clean the damned drains out and there wouldn't be a problem.

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    Vic Sponge

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Shops in Cannerby Lane Sprowston were all flooded again, worse flooded was the Domestic violence support shop Dawn's New Horizon. The local community came to offer support and help. When the shop was flooded before the shop was closed for 5 weeks. The shop hope to reopen this morning.

    Flash flooding due to blocked drains

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    Dawn

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Have I missed page upon page of warnings and advice regarding going out in the rain? Nothing about staying dry, or wearing a waterproof coat, take an umbrella, don't drive through deep water, and take care not to get wet. Or is it assumed by the media we can look after ourselves when it rains?

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    Mr T

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Heat one day, floods the next day, proof if it was needed that our climate is changing , the boffins at UEA might have been right after all.

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    blister

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

  • I live in mattishall and haven't seen a drop of rain

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    david106

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

  • Quasar Norwich, on St Stephens Road, has also shut due to flooding, expected to reopen Tuesday.

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    Greg Sayer

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

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