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Pictures show the true extent of flooding on the wettest day of the year

PUBLISHED: 10:46 07 October 2019 | UPDATED: 22:18 07 October 2019

Flooding on Velda Close in Lowestoft during the torrential rain. Picture: Michael Howes

Flooding on Velda Close in Lowestoft during the torrential rain. Picture: Michael Howes

Michael Howes

These photos show the extent of the flooding caused by a weekend of torrential rain in the region.

Lawn Avenue and Caister Road junction in Great Yarmouth was flooded (Photo: Gina Upex)Lawn Avenue and Caister Road junction in Great Yarmouth was flooded (Photo: Gina Upex)

Sunday was the wettest day of 2019 for East Anglia, with severe flooding causing problems on the roads, rail network and in homes and businesses.

More than two inches of rain fell in 24 hours in east Norfolk, and the fire service said it received more than 150 flood related calls.

Flood on both Caister Road and Lawn Avenue Great Yarmouth (Picture: Gina Upex)Flood on both Caister Road and Lawn Avenue Great Yarmouth (Picture: Gina Upex)

Photos taken by readers show what has been happening in our villages and towns, from home evacuations in Lowestoft to communal puddle paddling in Mulbarton.

Got a photo to share? Send them to bethany.wales@archant.co.uk

Junction of Northgate Street and Lawn Avenue road flooded by rainwater. Picture: Gina UpexJunction of Northgate Street and Lawn Avenue road flooded by rainwater. Picture: Gina Upex

Junction of Northgate Street and Lawn Avenue road flooded by rainwater. Picture: Gina UpexJunction of Northgate Street and Lawn Avenue road flooded by rainwater. Picture: Gina Upex

Lawn Avenue and Caister Road junction in Great Yarmouth (Photo: Gina Upex)Lawn Avenue and Caister Road junction in Great Yarmouth (Photo: Gina Upex)

People paddling in a flood in Mulbarton over the weekend. Photo: Steve SewellPeople paddling in a flood in Mulbarton over the weekend. Photo: Steve Sewell

People paddling in a flood in Mulbarton over the weekend. Photo: Steve SewellPeople paddling in a flood in Mulbarton over the weekend. Photo: Steve Sewell

People paddling in a flood in Mulbarton over the weekend. Photo: Steve SewellPeople paddling in a flood in Mulbarton over the weekend. Photo: Steve Sewell

Flooding in Poringland after Sunday's downpour. Photo: SubmittedFlooding in Poringland after Sunday's downpour. Photo: Submitted

Flooding in Poringland after Sunday's downpour. Photo: SubmittedFlooding in Poringland after Sunday's downpour. Photo: Submitted

Flooding in Poringland after Sunday's downpour. Photo: SubmittedFlooding in Poringland after Sunday's downpour. Photo: Submitted

Triathletes taking part in the Broads Adventure series had to switch up their methods due to serious flooding. Picture: Stobart & Hurrell (John Newstead)Triathletes taking part in the Broads Adventure series had to switch up their methods due to serious flooding. Picture: Stobart & Hurrell (John Newstead)

Flooding on Aldwyck Way in Lowestoft during the heavy rain. Picture: Michael HowesFlooding on Aldwyck Way in Lowestoft during the heavy rain. Picture: Michael Howes

Flooding on the A1151 road between Rackheath and Wroxham. Picture: Malcolm NicholsonFlooding on the A1151 road between Rackheath and Wroxham. Picture: Malcolm Nicholson

Flooding onThieves Lane and Besthorpe Road in Attleborough during the torrential rain. Picture: Jon MouleFlooding onThieves Lane and Besthorpe Road in Attleborough during the torrential rain. Picture: Jon Moule

A146 near Yelverton has been closed in both directions by the police due to flooding. Picture: Richard Porritt/ArchantA146 near Yelverton has been closed in both directions by the police due to flooding. Picture: Richard Porritt/Archant

Flooding in Sprowston. Photo: Lucy AllingtonFlooding in Sprowston. Photo: Lucy Allington

Flooding at Cromer Infant School. Pictures: Dave 'Hubba' RobertsFlooding at Cromer Infant School. Pictures: Dave 'Hubba' Roberts

Flooding in Northrepps Road, Cromer. Pictures: Dave 'Hubba' RobertsFlooding in Northrepps Road, Cromer. Pictures: Dave 'Hubba' Roberts

Flooding on the Swaffham Road in Watton because of the heavy rain. Picture: Ben NorcuttFlooding on the Swaffham Road in Watton because of the heavy rain. Picture: Ben Norcutt

A bunglow flooded in Thorpe St Andrew. Picture: Amie BrownA bunglow flooded in Thorpe St Andrew. Picture: Amie Brown

A home inThorpe St Andrew has suffered from severe water damage throughout the property. Picture: Amie BrownA home inThorpe St Andrew has suffered from severe water damage throughout the property. Picture: Amie Brown

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