Sunday lunchtime update: Three flood warnings in place in Norfolk and Suffolk
PUBLISHED: 12:16 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:15 10 March 2013
(C) Archant Norfolk 2013
The Environment Agency has issued three flood warnings in Norfolk and Suffolk after a month’s rainfall came down in the space of 24 hours.
In Banningham the B1145 has been blocked in both directions by a collapsed bank in the road, near the Banningham bends junction.
Stalham Road in Sea Palling is still blocked in both directions because of flooding near the Hickling Road junction, and the rising rain water has also caused problems in Tasburgh, where Low Road has been closed between the B1135 and the Grove Lane junction.
Strumpshaw Road in Brundall is impassable under the railway bridge and flooding is also causing disruption on the Ludgate Causeway in Eye, Suffolk.
Firefighters rescued several people from flooded roads last night and this morning, and have been called to properties across the region that have been hit by rising water.
A crew from Wroxham went to Market Street, Tunstead last night where there were reports of flooding in several properties. Crews carried out salvage work and gave advice to homeowners.
In New Buckenham, motorists were rescued by firefighters when their car was winched out of floodwater on Dambrigg at 7.30pm, while crews from Long Stratton and Carrow rescued two people stuck in their car in the ford at Tasburgh just after midnight today.
They were then called out again at 4.40am to rescue a person stuck in floodwaters on Low Road, and at 6.30am one engine from Long Stratton attended a flooded cellar on Norwich Road in Forncett. Crews pumped out two feet of water.
Along the River Waveney there have been reports of fields, marshes and meadows being flooded between Bungay and Earsham Road this afternoon. And there are also very high river levels at bridges at Homersfield and Wortwell.
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