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Flood alerts in place for Norfolk coast

A bus gets a dowsing at Walcott. Pic: Maurice Gray.

A bus gets a dowsing at Walcott. Pic: Maurice Gray.

Maurice Gray

A string of alerts are in place for parts of Norfolk this morning, but warnings that higher than normal tides could cause flooding in some areas have passed without incident.

The government has issued nine flood alerts in Norfolk, while parts of Suffolk were also braced for flooding.

But so far, the feared flooding has not happened.

A spokeswoman for HM Coastguard said they had not had to deal with incidents in Suffolk and were this morning keeping a watching brief on the situation in Norfolk.

Alerts were in place for the following places, with some remaining in effect:

A flood warden and Enviornment Agency officials at Walcott. Pic: Maurice Gray. A flood warden and Enviornment Agency officials at Walcott. Pic: Maurice Gray.

• The north Norfolk coast from Old Hunstanton, to and including Cley. In Wells, the high tide was due at 7.35am,

• The coast from Hunstanton to north of King’s Lynn. The alert was in place until 10am, with high water on the coast forecast between 6am and 8am. This alert has since been lifted.

• King’s Lynn, West Lynn and the wash frontage. That alert will also remain in place until 10am.

• The Norfolk coast from Bacton to Ostend, including Walcott. High water was due at Cromer at 7.15am. Officials from the Environment Agency and Walcott flood wardens kept a close eye on the high tide, but it passed without flooding.

Stormy seas are predicted at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop Stormy seas are predicted at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

• The Norfolk coast from Caister to Gorleston, including Great Yarmouth. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 9.45am.

• The Norfolk coast from Eccles on Sea, to and including Winterton-on-Sea. High water was due at Cromer at 7.15am.

• The north Norfolk Coast from East Cley to Kelling Hard, including Salthouse. High water at Wells was due at 7.35am.

• The Suffolk Coast from Lowestoft to Bawdsey. High water was expected at Lowestoft at 10.23am.

Waves crashing against the shore in Hunstanton. Picture: Derry O'Brien Waves crashing against the shore in Hunstanton. Picture: Derry O'Brien

The Environment Agency has warned that high levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the high tides have passed, with experts closely monitoring the effect on the Broads system.

Click here for the latest flood alerts and warnings and call us on 07501 481521 if you experience any flooding where you live.

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