Floods cause problems in East

Heavy rain and snow have caused flooding problems in Norfolk and Suffolk

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Flooding in the Waveney valley - from the air

Parts of Norfolk and Suffolk saw more than a month's worth of rain and snow in just two days over the weekend. That's led to the River Waveney bursting its banks along the Suffolk-Norfolk border.

These pictures were taken by aerial photographer Mike Page:

The flooded Waveney valley on the Norfolk-Suffolk border looking east from Ellingham Mill Credit: Mike Page
The River Waveney in flood at Geldeston on the Suffolk-Norfolk border Credit: Mike Page
The flooded Waveney Valley at Bungay in Suffolk Credit: Mike Page

Flood warning for tidal River Waveney

A flood warning has been issued for the tidal sections of the River Waveney Credit: PA Wire

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the tidal River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water. The forecast high tide at Great Yarmouth is at 9:27 pm on 12 March 2013.

Locations are affected in Ellingham to Breydon Water including Geldeston, Gillingham, Beccles, Oulton Broad, Haddiscoe, St. Olaves and Belton.

Flooding is expected at Beccles Quay and between Beccles and Ellingham. The flooding is caused by the combined effect of weekend rainfall draining down the river meeting a spring tide progressing up river.


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