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More than 40 flood warnings and alerts still force in the Anglia region

Location of flood warnings (red) and flood alerts (orange) at 7am on Monday Credit: Environment Agency

The Environment Agency still had 15 flood warnings and 27 of the lower level flood alerts in place early on Monday morning after a weekend of heavy rain.

More than a fortnight's worth of rain fell in a day on Sunday in some parts of the Anglia region. It ran off already saturated ground and into swollen rivers.

It's expect that water levels will begin to fall during Monday as a mainly dry and sunny day is forecast.

Temperatures fell below freezing in the early hours of Monday in some parts of the Anglia region.

Send your images of any flooding in your part of the region to angliaweather@itv.com

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Danger of flooded roads in the Anglia region as rain clears

There's a warning of difficult driving conditions after more than 30 mm (1.2 inches) of rain has fallen in some parts of the Anglia region during Sunday.

There surface water flooding in many areas and the Environment Agency has issued a flurry of flood warnings and flood alerts as some rivers burst their banks.

Share your pictures of any flooding with ITV News Anglia by emailing angliaweather@itv.com

East Anglia faces flooding with a fortnight's rain in a day

Rainfall radar image at 3.05pm showing heavy rain in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Credit: Met Office

Parts of East Anglia are facing flooding along some roads with some properties at risk as river levels rise. Up to 25 mm (1 inch) or rain has fallen since midnight which is the amount that usually falls in two weeks.

Trains services have been suspended in Norfolk because of flooding at Worstead on the line between Norwich and Sheringham.

By 3pm, the Environment Agency had issued four flood warnings and 15 lower level flood alerts.

Rainfall totals in the Anglia region on Sunday until 3pm

  • 28 mm at Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • 24 mm in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 23 mm in Norwich
  • 21 mm at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 20 mm in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 19 mm in Writtle, Essex
  • 18 mm in Cambridge
  • 13 mm in Bedford
  • 9 mm in Northampton

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Urgent call for flood defence work in Suffolk seaside town

Flooding in the town centre of Lowestoft during the storm surge of December 2013. Credit: Paul Nichols

The Waveney MP has called on the government to start work on protecting Lowestoft from the kind of storm surge that hit the town in December 2013.

Conservative MP Peter Aldous urged the Environment Secretary, Norfolk MP Liz Truss, to ensure that a flood alleviation scheme starts in 2015.

He said it would protect businesses from flooding and bring new investment and jobs to the town.

“This work is very important to the future of Lowestoft. It will provide long term protection to those residents and businesses who were so badly affected by last December’s Storm Surge and will also give proper protection to the area surrounding the port, thereby enabling vital investment to take place which will help bring jobs to the town."

– Peter Aldous MP
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