Work will start later to ensure the flood risk to Wisbech in Cambridgeshire is minimised in future.
The region's emergency services say drivers are putting themselves in danger by ignoring road signs and driving through flood water.
A driver has been describing the moment his van was swept away by flood waters in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.
Roads through Saffron Walden in Essex resembled rivers this morning following sustained rainfall overnight and into this morning.
Essex Police also confirmed that ten people and two dogs had to rescued from a block of flats which were flooded in the town.
Crews were called to The Spike on Radwinter Road to about 20 flats affected by the rising waters.
Eight adults, including two disabled people, two children and a couple of dogs were rescued.
Persistent rain, heavy at times, has affected the Anglia region since Thursday afternoon. More than an inch of rain (25.4mm) has fallen in places onto ground already saturated by an exceptionally wet winter so far.
At 9:30 this morning, 21 flood warnings and 41 flood alerts were in force. The rain is now easing and most places will become dry this afternoon. However, there'll be further rain at times this weekend, combined with very strong winds.
Suffolk Police say that several roads in the county, particularly towards the West, are being affected by heavy flooding and standing water.
Flooding has been reported in the following areas:
- A143 Wratting Road, Haverhill, near to the A604 The Pightle junction
- A143 Bury Road, Stanton, at the B111 Barningham Road
- A1088 Ixworth
- Bull Lane, Long Melford
- A1120 (Hackney Road) Peasenhall
Furthermore, there is standing water on many roads including A12 at Wrentham and Yoxford.
Reports 7 people have been rescued from their cars in floodwater in Suffolk. More to follow.
At 8am on Friday morning there were 11 flood warnings and 34 flood alerts in force in the Anglia region issued by the Environment Agency.
The latest flood warnings:
- Chediston watercourse at Halesworth in Suffolk
- River Granta from Linton to Babraham in Cambridgeshire
- River Colne from Halstead to Lexden in Essex
- Girton in Cambridgeshire
More than a week's worth of rain has fallen in just three hours in Suffolk.
The Met Office weather station at Wattisham near Ipswich recorded 11.8 mm (half an inch) of rain in the three hours to 7am on Friday morning. The site would normally expect an average of 41 mm in the whole of February.
Heavy overnight rain and the wettest January since 1988 has sparked dozens of flood warnings and flood alerts across the Anglia region.
Heavy overnight rain falling onto saturated ground is causing rising river levels and the threat of flooding in many parts of the Anglia region.
The Environment Agency has issued seven flood warnings and 29 flood alerts.
The rain will clear later on Friday but will return overnight and over the weekend.
These are the areas with flood warnings in force:
B1040 Thorney to Whittlesey Road in Cambridgeshire
Cogenhoe Mill caravan site near Northampton
Bin Brook at Newnham, Cambs
River Ouzel in Leighton Buzzard, Beds
Clipstone Brooke in Leighton Buzzard
Stour Brook at Haverhill, Suffolk and the Bumpstead Brook from Steeple Bumpstead to New England, Essex
Bury Brook from Kings Ripton to Ramsey, Cambs
Authorities in the region, struggling to foot the bill to repair damage brought about in last month's storm surge, are to meet government officials today.
They hope the meeting with Flood Recovery Minister Brandon Lewis could lead to thousands of pounds becoming available to help rebuild damaged roads and coastal defences.