Dozens of people and their pets were forced out of their homes in south Norfolk due to flooding from Storm Babet.

Five families from Attleborough had to seek emergency accommodation after their homes were left uninhabitable. 

In one of the worst hit locations in the county, Attleborough Town Hall opened its door to those needing to seek shelter. 

Town councillor, Taila Taylor, who is also the council’s emergency planning coordinator, said there had been “a steady turnover of people” who came to the hall. 

She added: “We had several people seeking a safe place either because they had been forced out of their homes, or they needed somewhere to wait until their families and friends could collect them. 

“We even had animals including a puppy, two rabbits, and a guinea pig. 

“It’s been absolutely devastating, but Attleborough is one of those communities that really pulls together whether someone has been directly impacted or not.” 

Eastern Daily Press: Flooding in Attleborough

Senior officers from Breckland Council were also on hand to help, along with the emergency services. 

The team at the town hall were stood down at around 10.30pm when the flooding began to recede. 

Mrs Taylor, deputy mayor, added: “If needed, we will be opening the town hall doors again tonight.” 

For anyone needing support, she can be contacted on or 07983178799.