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

Heavy winds and rain hit Felixstowes seafront. Library image.

Heavy winds and rain hit Felixstowes seafront. Library image. - Credit: Archant

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.

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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.