Flood alert over in Suffolk

Southwold in Suffolk, where the tidal surge emergency is now over Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Suffolk Resilience Forum has formally called an end to the major incident that was declared in response to the tidal surge. Whilst the clean up operation continues senior officers from agencies across Suffolk are satisfied that there is no further threat to communities from coastal flooding. Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service will continue to have a presence in the affected areas to offer support to local communities. The following road closures remain in place: • A12 Blythburgh • B1127, Reydon A1069, Snape.

Teams from Suffolk Highways are standing by to begin cleaning these roads as soon as the flood waters subside to ensure they can reopen as soon as possible.

David Skevington, Assistant Chief Constable, Suffolk Police said

"The Suffolk Resilience Forum met again this morning to review the situation and were content that with no further threat from flooding, an end could be called to the major incident declared on Thursday morning. "The response from Suffolk communities has been excellent. They have remained calm throughout, listened to the advice given to them and taken the appropriate steps to keep themselves safe. "The impact on those whose properties have been affected by flood waters will be hard felt - we wish them well. "I must also pay tribute to all the emergency services and other agencies involved with the response who have worked well together to safeguard Suffolk people. "Tide levels will continue to be monitored but intelligence from the Environment Agency shows that future high tides will be significantly lower that those seen on Thursday and Friday."