16 people spend night in Norfolk pub after sea wall breached

Sixteen people had to spend the night in a pub after a sea wall was breached by high seas along the Norfolk coast last night.

The residents of Walcott were told to leave their seafront homes and caravans and move to the Lighthouse pub as the sea levels rose.

The Environment Agency had issued flood warnings because a surge of water was due to hit Norfolk yesterday.

However, there was little flooding of properties and no emergency call-outs.

A yacht club in Brancaster Staithe flooded and in Wells-next-the-Sea water covered the quayside, where cars had been moved to safety.

The surge had also been expected along the Suffolk coast, but there were no later reports of any flooding.

Ten flood warnings remain in force in Suffolk, including Lowestoft seafront and docks, Snape, Iken and Southwold and surrounding marshes.

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The warning means flooding is still expected and immediate action is needed.

Residents can visit the Environment Agency website for updates and advice.

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