WEST NORFOLK: Video - Water levels go down as area counts the cost of floods

Waves lash the seafront in Hunstanton Waves lash the seafront in Hunstanton

Friday, December 6, 2013
10:06 AM

West Norfolk was today counting the cost of last nights flooding.

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High tide passed without any of last nights drama in King’s Lynn this morning.

Although the worst appears to be over the clean up operation will now have to begin along with assessing the damage to some of the town’s famous historic buildings.

The Custom House had water about half way up its walls and only time will tell how much damage has been done.

The South Quay was completely flooded forcing businesses to close and today was left covered in silt.

While parts of King Street and the Boal Quay are still closed to traffic it is believed that they will be opened later in the day.

The Purfleet Bridge remains closed after a number of cracks formed due to water pressure.

In Hunstanton some of the shingle has been breached between the town and Heacham but otherwise the resort seems to have survived unscathed.

Residents are still being advised to stay away from their homes until told otherwise while the extent of the damage is found out.

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