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Picture Gallery: Homes at risk and motorists stranded as floods hit the East

Cars were swept away in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire earlier this morning. Photo: Daniel Mercer

Flooding has been causing havoc across East Anglia thanks to a deluge of rainfall on Thursday night and into Friday morning.

A gallery of images can be seen below

Four-wheel drive vehicle essential in Finchingfield near Braintree in Essex Credit: Nettie Firman
The River Linnet bursting its banks in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Credit: Alan Messem

Click below to watch a video taken by ITV News Anglia viewer Rob Simpson of the River Stour in flood, blocking Liston Lane in Long Melford, Suffolk.

This is what Liston Lane in Long Melford looks like on Google Maps in drier times:

Liston Lane in Long Melford when the river is not in flood. Credit: Google Maps
Saffron Walden this morning. Credit: Scott Hughes

In many places in the Anglia region 20-30 mm of rain fell on Thursday into Friday morning which is more than half the rain expected during the entire month of February.

Rainfall totals in the Anglia region in the 24 hours to 9am on Friday 7 February 2014:

  • 32 mm in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
  • 23 mm in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 21 mm in Woburn, Bedfordshire
  • 21 mm in Northampton
  • 21 mm in Marham, Norfolk
  • 21 mm in Bedford
  • 18 mm in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
  • 18 mm in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 18 mm in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 10 mm in Shoeburyness, Essex
Victoria Avenue in Saffron Walden, Essex Credit: Ben Warbey
Much Hadham in Hertfordshire was one of the worst affected areas. Credit: ITV News Anglia
The waters are now starting to subside in Bury St Edmunds. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Stansted Road, in Bishop's Stortford this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Football was off the agenda at this astro turf facility in Stevenage today. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Fields were submerged just outside Cold Christmas, Hertfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Residents had to dash out to save their cars at Blackmore End in Essex. Credit: Emma-Louise Syrett
Flooded gardens in Finchingfield in Essex on Friday. Credit: Nettie Firman

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