Flooding hits the East of England

The big clean up is underway after one of the biggest storm surges since 1953 hit the region last week. Thousands were evacuated from their homes and power was lost in many parts of the region. Transport networks also suffered.

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Waveney District Council consider closing parks, footpaths and promenades

Waveney District Council and their operational partners Waveney Norse are considering the closure of parks, footpaths and promenades as the threat of flooding escalates. Closures under consideration include:

  • Nicholas Everitt Park and the Mutford Lock footpath in Oulton Broad
  • Beccles Quay and Fen Park
  • Lowestoft beach promenade

In addition, signage will be placed in various locations, such as Southwold Harbour, warning people to keep their distance from areas which may be susceptible to flooding.

"We must take every precaution to ensure public safety. This weather event is not a show for people to watch and enjoy, it is a serious situation which needs to be managed very carefully and the wellbeing of our communities is a top priority."

– Council Leader Colin Law

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