Emergency services prepare for flooding as overnight storms hit Norfolk

Flooding in Norwich earlier this year. Picture: Sara Stanley Flooding in Norwich earlier this year. Picture: Sara Stanley

Monday, June 23, 2014
6:56 PM

Emergency services are bracing themselves for a busy night as storms hit the county.

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At 6pm, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service had already received a call to Kimblewick Equestrian Centre in North Tuddenham, where 18mm of rain has fallen.

Sarah Moore, the owner, said that parents were unable to pick up their children from the riding school due to the flooding.

“We are up to our knees in it - it happened really quickly. We have 15 kids here that we can’t get home - parents can’t get up the drive to get them so we are having to carry them. The horses are also being affected by it,” she added.

On Riverside Road, a three-vehicle collision caused rush-hour delays for motorists.

The incident, which involved a blue Mini, a black Honda Civic and a blue Peugeot 206, happened at around 5.30pm, just as the worst of the weather was beginning to hit.

The storms are expected to last throughout the evening, with tomorrow set to be dry.

A spokesperson Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are anticipating that we could get very busy - we are getting prepared.”

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16 comments

  • Bic

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • To all the keyboard warriors, please find attached a few photos that I hope will satisfy you. At no point did we say the horses could not walk through the water the problem was the speed and force the water was coming through the yard from the surrounding fields, and the debris being brought in. Due to this we could not see what was under foot so decided our horses safety was more important so this is why the fire services were called. We have a yard full of liveries so we needed to get the water out to save our customers belongings. We are situated in a dip and due to this, the water could not drain away quick enough.

    After the fire services had been pumping water out for an hour and a half it was still this deep.

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    Bic

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • I checked outside this morning and there is a small puddle oue side the front door, I've decided to not risk it and will stay indoors until it's gone.

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    parkeg1

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • Mr Archant, Sir, I did not mean to upset you can you post my previous comments. I did not really mean to take the mickey out of you. It just slipped out. No Double Entre intended. I am very very sorry for your hurt and upset feelings and I promise to wear the hair shirt all day and to whip myself profusely. I usually have to pay for that.

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    PDH

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • Rain is wet. That's life.

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    PDH

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • Surely a horse could wade through 18 inches of flood water, even possibly 18 inches of mythical rain fall!

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    peter waller

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • The appalling standard of journalism (Chip pan retires after thirty years, 18 inches of rain fallen on a stables, etc.), spelling, political bias and the clandestine adverts for Slimming World (other weight loss groups also exist) and EQ are the main reasons I no longer buy this comic. The price hikes had very little to do with it. This is no longer a paper worthy of the prefix "News".

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    fester1902

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Pictures, or we won't believe you. [If water below kerb height is deemed 'flooding', then those living around the coast threatened by a few mm of rising sea level from melting icebergs have nothing to worry about.]

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    Ron Hughes

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Yes, 18 mm would be more like it, I recorded 19 mm a couple of miles away.

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    mike smith

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Wanted: Proof reader for EDP.

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    ggj666

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • This has to be amongst the worst reporting ever, factually incorrect, misleading photo, one part is of the story is completely unrelated and to top it all off unnecessarily alarmist. The forecast is for a clear night, if we had 18” of rain it would be world news and we’d all be under water, must be a slow day in the news office which is obviously full of drama queens. Get a grip would you.

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    parkeg1

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Typical Archant propaganda! In 2013 14, information shows 17.1in (435mm) of rain fell between December 1 and February 24, beating the previous highest total of 16.6in (423mm) in 1915. So here we have 18" in a few hours!

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    IT Man

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • And then the TV forecasters put their heads out of the window and tell us its raining

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    Albert Cooper

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Can't believe they had 18 inches of rain, suspect they had 18 inches deep flooding

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    blister

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Beatrice Road, Thorpe Hamlet

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    Barry Sharpe

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • 18" of rain!!!!!!......better get that Ark built!

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    neil298

    Monday, June 23, 2014

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