Sunday afternoon update: Sea Palling residents ‘marooned’ after main road floods

PUBLISHED: 13:55 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:36 10 March 2013

Roads severely flooding on the approach to Sea Palling.

Picture: James Bass

Roads severely flooding on the approach to Sea Palling. Picture: James Bass

(C) Archant Norfolk 2013

Villagers in Sea Palling say they feel “marooned” after one of the main roads into the coastal village was flooded.

Patricia Mitchel in her flooded driveway in Sea Palling. Patricia Mitchel in her flooded driveway in Sea Palling.

Surface water ran onto part of Stalham Road yesterday morning and has got worse, according to residents who live in the terraced houses in front of the flooded area.

A red flood warning sign has been put up at the start of the 100 yards of deep water but the road was not closed this afternoon.

There is another route out of Sea Palling via Waxham Road, which leads to Horsey.

Care home worker Patricia Mitchell, 52, who lives in one of the terraced houses, said: “I have lived here for 30 years and it has never been so bad. We cannot go anywhere, even the local shop, unless we paddle up there in our boots which would be a bit of a job. We feel marooned in our homes. It would be nice to go somewhere today as it is Mother’s Day but I don’t want to risk it.”

The grandmother added: “My husband and I want to go to the Hemsby Country and Western night tonight but I don’t think that will happen.”

She said the water first came onto the road when she left for work at Hickling at 7.45am yesterday.

Mrs Mitchell, along with some of her neighbours, rung North Norfolk District Council and the fire service yesterday but no-one had turned up.

She said she had seen between 15 and 20 cars breakdown on the flooded road but vehicles continued to drive fast through the water, which caused it to go onto the driveways of the terraced houses.

“I’m worried and frustrated because I wouldn’t want the water in my home,” Mrs Mitchell added.

Have you been affected by the flooding in north Norfolk?

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  • I'm afraid that this is what happens when the drainage has been neglected for yonks.

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    Sunday, March 10, 2013

  • Looks like nothing more than a large puddle

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    Sunday, March 10, 2013

  • Let's hope there is a low tide tonight.The flood and sea defence system has been so bereft of major investment,they may not be able to stand the test.Other parts of the country have experienced problems from their insurance companies as a result of a failure of government to come to an agreement with the industry too.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, March 10, 2013

  • i rember when the fire service used to pump water away just like they did a few years ago when yarmouth flooded but now they just send an officer to give pr spill cheaper to sent and officer than sent a local pump to help local residents, money grabbing so and so's, unless of course you live next to a full time station

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    Sunday, March 10, 2013

  • Give them a break. These are simple folk who enjoy Country and Western nights at Hemsby...

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    Betty Swallocks

    Sunday, March 10, 2013

  • "rung North Norfolk District Council" - good Norfolk, bad grammar. Try "rang ..." or "had rung ..."

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    Only Me

    Sunday, March 10, 2013

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