Severe flood warnings for the east slowly reducing

The number of severe flood warnings issued by The Environment Agency is falling. There are currently 17 in place for the Anglia region.

A severe flood warning means there is danger to life.

At the height of the tidal surge last night there were around 40 severe flood warnings in place.

There are also 89 flood warnings, which means flooding is expected and 18 flood alerts, which means flooding is possible.

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