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 urges residents in threatened homes to vacate as soon as possible

Waveney District Council is urging residents in threatened properties to vacate as soon as possible.

Reports suggest that the tide is far higher, far earlier than expected and residents should not presume to wait until immediately before the predicted surge peak at around 11pm.

The rest centres in Lowestoft, Kessingland, Southwold and Carlton Colville are now open and receiving people.

Details can be found here.

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