Nine Norfolk flood alerts ahead of Storm Christoph

Flooding in Long Stratton on January 19, 2021. 

Flooding in Long Stratton on January 19, 2021. - Credit: Norfolk County Council

Flood warnings are in place in parts of Norfolk as the UK braces itself for Storm Christoph.

The nine alerts, meaning people should be prepared for flooding, are in the following locations:

Hundred Foot Washes in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire;

Little Ouse River and River Thet in Suffolk and Norfolk;

River Nar in Norfolk;

River Burn from Southgate to Waterden to Burnham Thorpe; 

River Waveney from Diss to the River Dove to Ellingham, including Bungay;

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The tidal rivers Bure, Ant and Thurne;

The tidal River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water;

The tidal River Yare from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water;

Welney Causeway in Norfolk.

Two crews of firefighters are currently on the scene of surface floodwater on the A140 in Long Stratton after being called out just after 5.20am.

A flood warning sign on the A140 in Long Stratton om January 19, 2021.

A flood warning sign on the A140 in Long Stratton om January 19, 2021. - Credit: Norfolk County Council

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service control room operator said traffic was being directed in the area.

And a warning over flooding on the town's main road was issued on Twitter by Norfolk County Council, which said: "Urgent call for drivers on the A140 in Long Stratton to SLOW DOWN to avoid risk to Norfolk Fire.

"There is a pipe pumping water to keep the road clear after heavy rain and flooding. 10mph limit signs will be in place soon - please drive slowly for everyone’s safety, thank you."

Firefighters from Wells were also called out just before 7.30am to a property on Burnham Road, South Creake, which had been flooded.

There are also reports that flooding has blocked Mill Lane in Shotesham St Mary near Newton Flotman, south of Norwich, between the A140 and Norwich Road.

The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for rain for East Anglia until midnight on Thursday, January 20.

It warned that could be spells of heavy rain which could lead to travel disruption and flooding in places.

Zoe Johnson, forecaster from Norwich-based Weatherquest, said East Anglia would avoid the worst effects of Storm Christoph.

But she added that there was risk of local flooding because the ground was already saturated from previous heavy rain.

She said it would be some high winds with some rain today and tomorrow but the worst of the rain was expected from midnight tomorrow.

For updates visit the Met Office website or government flood warning website

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