Heavy rain causes flooding in Gorleston, Beighton and Strumpshaw

A bus was flooded as it made its way through Strumpshaw. Picture Andy Hart

A bus was flooded as it made its way through Strumpshaw. Picture Andy Hart - Credit: Archant

Heavy downpours have caused localised flooding in Beighton and Strumpshaw, near Acle.

Heavy downpours have caused localised flooding in Beighton and Strumpshaw, near Acle.

Weather warnings have been put in place for the East of England for heavy showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, lasting into the evening. Whilst some places will miss the heaviest showers, where torrential downpours occur large amounts of rain could fall in a relatively short space of time.

Here is a summary of the flooding incidents which the fire service have been dealing with:


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• 4.10pm: The fire service were called to School Road in Strumpshaw at to a flooding incident, with six inches of rain water outside a property. An officer was sent to check if a pump was needed. The road was also impassable to cars.

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• 4.19pm: A call came into the fire service at to reports of flooding again in School Road. A county council spokesman said a resident said that water was nearly up to their window.

• 4.19pm: Another call came in just before to reports of flooding in Old Cantley Road, and said that the road under the railway bridge was impassable because of water. An officer was sent to assess the situation but no appliance was.

• 4.44pm: The fire service received a call just before to Norwich Road, Strumpshaw. A man hole cover outside the Huntsman pub is open. An appliance from Carrow is on the scene.

• 4.56pm: At a call came in about two homes in Carn Close, Beighton being flooded by 2.5in of water. The fire service are on the scene.

• 4.58pm: In Beccles Road, Gorleston a resident called the fire brigade after water was being pushed into their house by passing cars, near the junction with Trafalgar Road West. The flood waters lifted off the drain covers and some were left broken. The police are on the scene as the road is impassable because of the water. Pumping appliances have been sent to the scene.

• 5.01pm: In Cantley there were reports of flooding outside the pub. Officers are on their way to the scene.

• 5.04pm: In Burgh Road, Gorleston, there were reports of water in a property. Two appliances from Great Yarmouth were sent to the scene.

• 5.18pm: In Ranworth Road, Blofield, a fire officer advise a farmer about flooding on his land.

• Are you affected by the flooding? Email martin.george@archant.co.uk

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