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Flood alerts in the Anglia region after August deluge

The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood alerts in the Anglia region after heavy rain. Photo: PA

The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood alerts in the Anglia region after heavy rain.

River levels have been rising after a month's worth of rain fell in a day in some parts of the area.

Tibenham in Norfolk was among the wettest places in the UK on Wednesday with 43 mm (1.7 inches) of rain. At Writtle in Essex there was 39 mm of rain.

The monthly rainfall in the Anglia region during the whole of an average August is 57 mm (2.2 inches).

The Flood Alerts in force in the Anglia region on Thursday morning Credit: Environment Agency

The Flood Alerts in force in the Anglia region on Thursday morning

  • Lower River Cam in Cambridgeshire

The Environment Agency says:

"Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in Cambridgeshire.

"As a result the River Cam is rising. We expect the river to remain high throughout today.

"No flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions."

  • The River Crouch from Noaks Bridge to Runwell, including Wickford in Essex

The Environment Agency says:

"We are expecting river levels to peak and begin to drop on Wednesday evening but remain responsive to any further rainfall.

"There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. We have teams on the ground checking rivers."

  • The River Roach, Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook in Essex

The Environment Agency says:

"We are expecting river levels to peak and begin to drop on Wednesday evening but remain responsive to any further rainfall.

"There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary."

Rainfall totals in the Anglia region on Wednesday 9 August 2017

  • 43 mm in Tibenham, Norfolk
  • 39 mm in Writtle, Essex
  • 34 mm in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 29 mm in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 24 mm in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
  • 23 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk

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