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Flood alerts remain for large parts of the Suffolk coast

PUBLISHED: 07:53 19 November 2020 | UPDATED: 07:53 19 November 2020

Huge waves crashing against the prom in Southwold during a previous surge  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Huge waves crashing against the prom in Southwold during a previous surge Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Flood alerts are still in place for parts of the Suffolk coast this morning.

The alert warns of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10.15am and 2.15pm today.

The warning is in place from Lowestoft to Bawdsey with high water levels expected at Lake Lothing in Lowestoft with high sea levels also expected along the Suffolk Coast.

Tides are expected to be higher than usual as a result of the forecast weather conditions as a surge coincides with the high tide.

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The Environment Agency said: “Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.

A second warning is also in place in west Suffolk for the Little Ouse river where water levels remain high.

“Consequently, flooding of property roads and farmland is possible,” said the Environment Agency.


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