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Photo Gallery: Clean-up from Hurricane Bertha under way

10:05 11 August 2014

Dramatic clouds over Great Plumstead as the remnants of Caribbean hurricane Bertha rolls into Norfolk on Sunday. Photo by Michael Hailstone.

Dramatic clouds over Great Plumstead as the remnants of Caribbean hurricane Bertha rolls into Norfolk on Sunday. Photo by Michael Hailstone.

© 2014 Michael Hailstone

Clean-up operations were continuing this morning after the region was lashed by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha.

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With driving rain, and wind gusting at up to 40mph, flash floods were reported across the area, with some properties deluged.

Several events and sporting fixtures had to be called off, among them the It’s a Dog’s Life show, in Great Yarmouth.

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Others went ahead, in spite of the downpour. At the Norfolk Showground, more than 6,000 scouts, guides and leaders took part in “Norjam”, while Hemsby lifeboat crew enjoyed their most successful open day ever. And although a thunderstorm caused a brief power cut at Reepham Festival, the show went on.

Among the most severely affected areas were in Mid-Norfolk. At Necton, near Swaffham, several roads were flooded, with water levels approaching properties. In Cromer, Frances Day, 85, of Marrams Avenue, found water cascading into her property.

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3 comments

  • In Scouts there is a dry weather programme and a wet weather programme. The difference? They're exactly the same, but in wet weather you put a coat on.

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Fantastic pics from every one. For me the one by bigjohnsimo just gets the nod.

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    Len Harvey

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • It's called rain, instead of whining about it, try thinking about the real victims of the hurricane, once again the E.E.N, is trying to sensationalise a non event.

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    mr mayhem

    Monday, August 11, 2014

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