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Flood alerts issued in the East of England following heavy rain

Heavy rain across the Anglia region has seen river levels rise and the Environment Agency has issued a number of flood warnings and flood alerts.

Several flood alerts have been issued in the Anglia region following heavy rain. Credit: PA

Flood warning in the Anglia region

  • Chediston watercourse at Halesworth in Suffolk

"We are seeing high river levels on the Chediston watercourse due to rainfall last night and into this morning. River levels are likely to continue to rise before stabilising later today.

"Over the next 4 hours the forecast is for heavy rain. Properties are at risk on Thoroughfare, Chediston Street, Saxons Way and School Lane in Halesworth, and the A144 and the railway line at Halesworth."

– Environment Agency

A 'Flood Warning' means flooding is expected and immediate action required

Flood alerts in the Anglia region

  • River Bure and Spixworth Beck in Norfolk
  • River Deben from, and including Debenham to Bromeswell and the River Lark from Clopton to Martlesham in Suffolk
  • Rivers Kym and Til and the Riseley Brook in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire
  • Harpers Brook between Great Oakley and Islip and Willow Brook between Corby and Fotheringhay in Northamptonshire
  • Blyth and Walpole Rivers and Chediston, Bramfield and Wrentham watercourses in Suffolk
  • River Crouch from Noaks Bridge to Runwell, including Wickford in Essex
  • Hundred Foot Washes, also known as the Ouse Washes, including the causeways at Earith, Sutton Gault and Welney on the Cambridgeshire-Norfolk border
  • River Great Ouse from Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire through Bedford to Tempsford in Bedfordshire

A 'flood alert' is the lowest level warning issued by the Environment Agency and means flooding is possible so be prepared.



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