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Flood alerts in the Anglia region in the wake of Storm Angus

The Environment Agency is monitoring river levels across East Anglia after Storm Angus brought strong winds and heavy rain to the area.

Flood alerts have been issued in the Anglia region in Essex, Suffolk and for the River Lee at Hertford.

The Environment Agency is monitoring river levels across East Anglia after storm Angus. Credit: PA Wire

Flood Alerts

  • ESSEX: River Wid from Ingatestone to, and including Writtle and the River Can at Chelmsford

"We are seeing river levels rise due to rainfall overnight and into this morning. River levels are likely to continue to rise before stabilising.

"Over the next 4 hours the forecast is for continued rainfall, some of which could be heavy. We will continue to monitor levels closely and update this message as necessary."

– Environment Agency
A flood alert has been issued for the Rivers Wid and Can in Essex. Credit: Environment Agency
  • SUFFOLK: Blyth and Walpole Rivers and Chediston, Bramfield and Wrentham watercourses

The Environment Agency says: "We are seeing river levels rise due to rainfall overnight and into this morning.

"River levels are likely to continue to rise before stabilising. Over the next 4 hours the forecast is for continued rainfall, some of which could be heavy. We will continue to monitor levels closely."

A flood alert has been issued for the Blyth and Walpole Rivers and Chediston, Bramfield and Wrentham watercourses. Credit: Environment Agency
  • HERTFORDSHIRE: The River Lee at Hertford including Lemsford, Hatfield, Ware and Stanstead Abbotts

The Environment Agency says rivers are expected to rise, resulting in flooding to lower lying land, roads and gardens next to the river. Surface water flooding can also be expected in some locations.

"Due to the strength of the wind there may be increased river levels around river crossings due to tree debris falling in to the river.

"The rain is expected to clear the area by mid Sunday morning. Further heavy rain is expected on Monday. We will continue to monitor the situation."

– Environment Agency
A flood alert has been issued for the River Lee in Hertfordshire. Credit: Environment Agency

Rainfall totals in the Anglia region from midnight to 8am

  • 21 mm in Writtle, Essex
  • 21 mm in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 20 mm in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 16 mm in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 13 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 12 mm in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 12 mm in Norwich, Norfolk
  • 12 mm in Shoeburyness, Essex

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