WAVENEY: Clean-up operation begins in Lowestoft following the floods

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Friday, December 6, 2013
7:47 AM

The clean-up operation has already begun in Lowestoft, which was one of the worst affected by last night’s floods.

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The town’s main high street was flooded at the height of the tidal surge last night and firefighters were called to rescue people from their homes.

Officials from Waveney District Council said their operational partners Waveney Norse were now beginning a clean-up and collection service as the county reacts to last night’s weather event.

The teams are aiming to collect as many refuse bins as conditions allow, with an early morning inspections in the Southwold and the South Lowestoft areas to assess how many Friday collection refuse bins are likely to be collected.

Street cleansing operations will get underway to address the dirt and debris left behind.

Stephen Ardley, deputy leader of Waveney District Council, said: “The main problems post flood appear to be the significant amount of strewn debris and dislodged items which need clearing and affected areas cleaned up and swept. But our teams are already tackling these issues with great enthusiasm. We are very proud of their efforts, both now and last night during what has been a really challenging event.”

Cleaning will get underway in: Belvedere Road, London Road South, Pier Terrace, Station Square, Bridge Road/Mutford Lock, St John’s Road, Belevedere Road Car Park, Denmark Road, Katwijk Way/Denmark Road/Bevan Street West/Tonning Street locality, Nicholas Everitt Park, Boulevard Car Park, South Beach promenade between the Children’s Corner and the Claremont Pier, Links Road/Denes Oval and Rotterdam Road Depot Yard.

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