Storms trigger flooding at known flash points as storms pass over Great Yarmouth

Flooding in Newport Road, Hemsby. Photo: Peggy Sutton

Flooding in Newport Road, Hemsby. Photo: Peggy Sutton - Credit: Peggy Sutton

As dramatic storms punched through the region over night a flooding flash point proved once again that it couldn't cope.

In the early hours people across the borough were woken by a fierce lightening storm that triggered flooding and a flurry of emergency calls.

Many people also reported brief power cuts.

At the White Horse Roundabout and Burgh Road cars were seen ploughing through rising water close to homes.

Meanwhile in Hemsby there were reports of surface water flooding on Newport Road.

Resident Peggy Sutton said: 'Thankfully it did not enter our homes this time.

'Thanks to Alan Roe, who is a member of Hemsby Inshore Lifeboat and who lives on Newport Road, for putting flood boards in situ across my driveway to prevent the bow waves of water from entering my garden.

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'He also made sure there was no debris blocking the drain covers etc and checking everyone was ok.

'We breathe another sigh of relief that this time it did not enter our homes.'

Bradwell was also hit at its regular flooding spots.

A man hole outside Hillside School was again lifted by sewage and one cover outside Homefield school completely disappeared leaving a gaping hole which has since been covered.

Borough councillor Carl Annison who lives in Primrose Way was pumping water from his garden at 6am to stop the water spilling inside his home.

He said there had been some flooding at the community centre in Mill Lane and at the library.

'Every time it rains we get problems,' he said.

A multi-million pound system upgrade is currently underway in the Bradwell, Burgh Castle, and Belton area aimed at ending flooding misery and accommodating new homes being built around the new link road at Bradwell.

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