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Norfolk flooding - homes being evacuated

Norfolk Police are advising residents living in coastal areas that they will start visiting homes within the next few hours to give information on evacuation plans.

The evacuation is expected to last around 36-48 hours.

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Officers are advising where possible people should make arrangements to stay with friends or relatives who do not live in the affected areas.

For those who cannot do this rest centres will be set up this afternoon. Further details will follow.

Areas affected include:

  • South Yarmouth
  • North Yarmouth
  • Caister
  • Southtown
  • Cobholm

Rest centres in Great Yarmouth areas will open from 2pm and include Flegg High, Martham Primary, Caister High, Cliff Park High, Ormiston Venture Academy and Lynn Grove High.

Read more: Flood warnings across the East


Seaside deaths not being treated as suspicious

Police investigating the discovery of two bodies in Caister-on Sea in Norfolk have confirmed that the deaths are not being treated as suspicious. The couple were found in their bungalow on Tuesday and have been named locally as Barry and Jean Ellis.

Further toxicology tests are being carried out to establish exact cause of death but Norfolk Police say initial findings suggest the woman’s death may have been due to natural causes.

Early reports that they may have died as the result of carbon monoxide poisoning have been dismissed by officers who say there's no evidence of that.


Deaths in Norfolk bungalow are "unexplained"

A bungalow in Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk remains sealed off this morning following the deaths of two people.

Police were called to the property on Upper Grange Crescent on Tuesday lunchtime following concerns for the safety of the occupants. After officers forced entry, the bodies of a man and a woman believed to be in their 60s and 70s were found inside.

“Whilst the deaths are currently being treated as unexplained, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with them. We are continuing to carry out inquiries at the house and the focus of our investigation is inside the property.”

– Detective Inspector Sarah Pettengell, Norfolk Police

Post mortem examinations are due to take place today.