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Flood alerts across Norfolk and Suffolk after wet Easter weekend

PUBLISHED: 07:42 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:58 03 April 2018

The River Tud in Costessey. Photo: Bill Smith

The River Tud in Costessey. Photo: Bill Smith

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Flood alerts are in place across Norfolk and Suffolk after a wet Easter weekend.

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The Environment Agency (EA) has issued 10 alerts warning some residents across the region to be prepared because flooding is possible.

There is a possibility of flooding in low lying land, roads, riverside gardens and riverside footpaths after “heavy rainfall” yesterday, according to the EA.

Drivers are being warned to not drive or walk through flood water.

Norfolk experienced a total rainfall of 15 to 20mm yesterday.

A warning on the EA website said: “Take care on riverside footpaths and don’t put yourself in any unnecessary danger. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.”

Areas where orange flood alerts are in place include:

Hundred Foot Washes - river levels are expected to increase. Locations most at risk are Hundred Foot Washes, also known as the Ouse Washes, including the causeways at Earith, Sutton Gault and Welney. The causeway at Welney has approximately 22cm of water on the road. The Sutton Gault has approximately 44cm of water on the road. Due to the uneven surface of the roads, water may be deeper in places;

Little Ouse and River Thet - standing water expected in floodplain areas. Locations most at risk are River Thet including Thetford and Brandon and the Little Ouse and Tributaries in Norfolk and Suffolk;

North West Norfolk rivers - standing water expected in low lying areas for several days. Locations most at risk are Rivers Nar, Heacham, Wissey, Ingol and Babingley Brook in Norfolk;

Rivers Lark and Kennett (Suffolk) - standing water expected in low lying areas for several days. Locations most at risk are Rivers Lark from Fornham St Martin to Isleham and the River Kennett from Ousden to Freckenham in Suffolk.

The River Bure, Spixworth Beck and surrounding Becks - there are higher river levels than normal in the Upper Bure. River levels are expected to rise, stabilise and remain high for the next 12 hours.

The River Glaven through Hunworth, Thornage and Letheringsett - there is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens.

The Rivers Blyth and Walpole and Chediston, Bramfield and Wrentham watercourses - there are higher river levels than normal in the Blyth area, particularly around Halesworth. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens.

The Rivers Tud and Wensum from Fakenham to Costessey, including Wendling Beck - there are higher river levels than normal in the area. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens.

The River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove to Ellingham, including Bungay - there are higher river levels than normal in the Waveney area. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens.

The upper Rivers Yare, Tiffey, Tas and Wacton - there are higher river levels than normal in the area. Levels are currently highest around Wymondham. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens.

To keep updated on flood alerts visit the Environment Agency website.

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