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Flood warning for coastal areas amid fears of strong winds and crashing waves

PUBLISHED: 18:25 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:25 02 March 2018

A previous picture pf waves crashing against the sea wall at Hunstanton during a high tide. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A previous picture pf waves crashing against the sea wall at Hunstanton during a high tide. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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A flood alert has been issued for parts of the Norfolk coastline, with warnings about strong winds and crashing waves as the Beast from the East continues to bite.

The area affected by the flood alert. Picture: ENVIRONMENT AGENCYThe area affected by the flood alert. Picture: ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

The West Norfolk area has been hit hard by snow and high winds over the past couple of days, with many schools and other facilities closed while road conditions remain treacherous.

Now the Environment Agency has said flooding is possible for Hunstanton, Heacham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton “due to strong winds with large waves and sea spray at the seafront”.

Officials also Tweeted: “The flood gates at Hunstanton are being closed and access will be difficult.”

They have urged people to Visit flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings for information about current flood warnings, as well as to view river and sea levels or check the five-day flood risk.

Alternatively people can call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

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