Fight to retain flood warning sirens

Tuesday's flood warning along the coastline at Wells was a “classic case” of when the flood warning sirens could have been effective, according to campaigners fighting to retain them along the North Norfolk coast.

Tuesday's flood warning along the coastline at Wells was a “classic case” of when the flood warning sirens could have been effective, according to campaigners fighting to retain them along the North Norfolk coast.

People living close to the quayside at Wells were breathing a sigh of relief that the high tides did not reach their predicted levels and there was no major serious flooding on Tuesday morning.

“The water was half-way across the quay but the tides were lower than anticipated. This was a classic case of when the flood warning sirens would have been effective if the situation had become worse,” said Dr Marie Strong, co-ordinator of the flood warden volunteers.

She added : “Our volunteers were on standby yesterday morning at around 7am and we were all on tenterhooks but there was no serious flooding.”

At the Pinewoods Holiday Park, which is located close to the beach at Wells, general manager Richard Seabrooke said he and his staff were continually monitoring the situation and taking advice from the Environment Agency but did not feel it was necessary to evacuate the few people that were staying on the site.