Aerial images have revealed that floodwater from the River Waveney is still swamping the fields neighbouring Bungay and Earsham.

As a result of heavy rainfall the Environment Agency (EA) has issued an urgent flood warning for the area due to the water remaining and its position in low-lying land.

Eastern Daily Press: The flood water is yet to have cleared inbetween Earsham and BungayThe flood water is yet to have cleared inbetween Earsham and Bungay (Image: Mike Page)

The notice is in place for the valley from Diss to Bungay and means that flooding on low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely.

Officials identified Homersfield, Needham Mill, Brockdish, Earsham, Scole and Diss as at-risk areas, with a warning for the A143 at Scole and Homersfield and the A1066 at Diss.

Eastern Daily Press: The fields surrounding Bungay underwaterThe fields surrounding Bungay underwater (Image: Mike Page)

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The EA's warning comes days after Storm Babet and Storm Ciarán have left rivers swollen and many areas of countryside beneath water.


Eastern Daily Press: Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton near BungayNorfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton near Bungay (Image: Mike Page)

Eastern Daily Press: The flooded fields surrounding BungayThe flooded fields surrounding Bungay (Image: Mike Page)

The River Waveney Trust does have a Natural Flood Management (NFM) which uses natural solutions to slow, capture, re-direct or store flood waters at times of high rainfall.

This prevents water from quickly flowing off the land and to the main river where it can cause flooding to homes and businesses.

NFM measures can include tree or hedge planting, installing ‘leaky’ dams made from natural timber to hold back water, digging small pools or ponds to capture and store flood water and allowing the river to flow onto grassed floodplains where there is no risk to people or property.

Eastern Daily Press: Earsham is surrounded by flooded fieldsEarsham is surrounded by flooded fields (Image: Mike Page)