Readers share their photos on twitter and Instagram as the storm surge hits Suffolk

The rising storm surge water breaking onto the promenade defences at Lowestoft.
Picture: James Bass

The rising storm surge water breaking onto the promenade defences at Lowestoft. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Warnings of life-threatening floods are in place across Suffolk tonight as the county prepares to battle with high tides.

Flood waters have already hit Lowestoft.

Evacuation plans are underway as many coastal communities take refuge in rest centres.

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The eight severe flood warnings in place for Suffolk overnight are: Aldeburgh and Thorpeness (high tide due at 11.15pm; warning in force until 1.15am), Blythburgh and marshes upstream of A12 (warning in force until 11.45pm tonight), Lowestoft Seafront and Docks (high water due at 9.45pm tonight), North Bank of Lake Lothing (high water due at Lowestoft at 9.45pm tonight; warning in force until midnight), Riverside Business Park and Kirkley (high water due at Lowestoft at 9.45pm tonight; warning in force until 11.45pm), Oulton Broad near Mutford Lock (high water in Lowestoft at 9.45pm; no warning in force until midnight tonight), Snape, Iken and surrounding marshland (high water due at 1.15am tomorrow; warning in force until 3.30am), Southwold and surrounding marshes (high water due at 10.45pm tonight; warning in force until 1am tomorrow).

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