Flood alert in place for the River Waveney upstream of Ellingham

A flood alert has been issued. PICTURE: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A flood alert has been issued. PICTURE: Ben Birchall/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the River Waveney upstream of Ellingham.

The alert means flooding is possible, and residents should be prepared.

A statement on the Environment Agency website said: 'River levels continue to be raised with further rainfall expected over the next 12 hours. We will continue to monitor levels closely.'

Contact Floodline for information about flooding on 0345 988 1188, or for live flood warnings visit https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/