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Suffolk: Flood warning lifted for Felixstowe but alerts remain in place

PUBLISHED: 07:04 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 07:04 22 October 2014

Heavy winds and rain hit Felixstowes seafront. Library image.

Heavy winds and rain hit Felixstowes seafront. Library image.

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A flood warning for Felixstowe Ferry and Bawdsey Quay has been lifted by the Environment Agency.

The warning, in place for high tide last night, was removed this morning.

However three flood warnings and six flood alerts remain in place today along the Suffolk and Essex coastline.

Flood alerts, where people are warned to be prepared but need not take any action, are in place along much of the Suffolk and north Essex coastline, including the Deben, Stour and Orwell estuaries.

Elsewhere in Suffolk flood warnings are in place focused around Lowestoft, Blythburgh, Southwold and Snape, are based on forecasts for the morning high tide expected at around 8.30am.

Snape has been warned of flooding due around 11.30am.

However much of the region escaped the expected flooding due last night.

Suffolk Police reported just two incidents of flooding, around Fen Lane in Beccles and in The Strand, Ipswich – both areas which had been warned of potential flooding.

The flood risk is the result of bad weather, in particular strong winds, sweeping across the UK as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo reach the county.

These elements are combining with high water and tidal surges.

Get the latest flood information from the Environment Agency here.

2 comments

  • What has that comment to do with flooding ?

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • The usual half baked thought process from Mr Smith and Felixstowe Town Council. Of course this will affect the High Street. It is less far for peoplre to drive to a superstore so is likely to affect not just food shopping but clothes and electrical goods as no doubt asda will introduce these at some time. I am not necessarily opposed to this development but to see the council representatives attempt to justify their decision with assertions entirely devoid of factual support is pathetic. They need to come up with policies to recognise the extra threat to the High Street this development poses, for example a lot more events at the triangle and along the shared space. Woodbridge can do it, so why can't they?

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    paul

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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