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Fire service receives more than 40 flooding calls as heavy rain hits Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 09:07 03 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:15 03 June 2018

The roads close to Norwich Airport were flooded following the heavy rain on Saturday (June 2).
Photo: Angus Bennett/Smile 4 The Camera

The roads close to Norwich Airport were flooded following the heavy rain on Saturday (June 2). Photo: Angus Bennett/Smile 4 The Camera

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The fire service received more than 40 calls from people affected by flash flooding across Norfolk.

Police were called out to flooding in Norwich Road, Besthorpe.
Photo: @BrecklandPolicePolice were called out to flooding in Norwich Road, Besthorpe. Photo: @BrecklandPolice

Communities across the county suffered a huge soaking from heavy rain yesterday with areas around Besthorpe, Wymondham and Attleborough among the most affected.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “In total we had approximately 40 to 50 calls spread from yesterday early afternoon right through to about 9.30pm.”

Firefighters did not need to attend all the incidents but crews were sent out to places including Morley, Suton, Wymondham, Spooner Row, Hellesdon, Dilham, North Walsham.

The spokesman said one of the most affected areas was Norwich Road and Hill Road in Besthorpe where about 10 homes were affected.

The roads close to Norwich Airport were flooded following the heavy rain on Saturday (June 2).
Photo: Angus Bennett/Smile 4 The CameraThe roads close to Norwich Airport were flooded following the heavy rain on Saturday (June 2). Photo: Angus Bennett/Smile 4 The Camera

Fire crews were called out to the scene at 5pm and remained there until the early hours of the morning.

Police were also called out to the flooding in Besthorpe and advised drivers to avoid the area.

There was also flooding on the roads close to Norwich Airport and the heavy rain also caused part of the ceiling in the airport’s departures lounge to collapse.

After yesterday’s wet weather, the forecast for today is much drier.

The roads close to Norwich Airport were flooded following the heavy rain on Saturday (June 2).
Photo: Angus Bennett/Smile 4 The CameraThe roads close to Norwich Airport were flooded following the heavy rain on Saturday (June 2). Photo: Angus Bennett/Smile 4 The Camera

Weatherquest, based at the University of East Anglia, has said the forecast for East Anglia today is: “Largely dry with low cloud, mist and fog lingering near the coast, but thinning elsewhere to sunny spells.

“The small risk of an isolated sharp shower, mainly in the southwest of the region. Highs reaching 25C inland, nearer 14C along the coast in light winds.”

The roads close to Norwich Airport were flooded following the heavy rain on Saturday (June 2).
Photo: Angus Bennett/Smile 4 The CameraThe roads close to Norwich Airport were flooded following the heavy rain on Saturday (June 2). Photo: Angus Bennett/Smile 4 The Camera

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