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Flood warnings along the coast of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

Flooding is expected along the East Anglian coast from a combination of a tidal surge and high spring tides. Credit: PA Images

There are a series of flood warnings and flood alerts in force along the East Anglian coast because of a storm surge and high spring tides.

The Environment Agency has issued a "precautionary evacuation notice" for Tuesday morning along the West Norfolk coast of The Wash ahead of predicted high tides.

The Agency is warning people to be careful as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.

FLOOD WARNINGS Flooding is expected - immediate action required

The area covered by a flood warning in Hunstanton. Credit: Environment Agency
  • Precautionary Evacuation Notice area at Hunstanton

High tides and a tidal surge will make water levels higher than usual.

Tides will be at their highest at 08:40am 01/10/19, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide.

Flooding is expected to affect South Beach Road, Seagate Road, the Hunstanton seafront and the promenade at Hunstanton.

The Environment Agency are closely monitoring the situation and incident response staff are liaising with the Local Authority, who have closed the flood gates at Hunstanton

Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous and follow advice from emergency services.

The area covered by a flood warning in Heacham. Credit: Environment Agency
  • Precautionary Evacuation Notice area at Heacham seafront

High tides and a tidal surge will make water levels higher than usual.

Tides will be at their highest at 08:40 on 01/10/19, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide.

Flooding is expected to affect North Beach, Jubilee Road and South Beach in Heacham.

The area covered by a flood warning in Snettisham. Credit: Environment Agency
  • Precautionary Evacuation Notice area at Snettisham seafront

High tides and a tidal surge will make water levels higher than usual.

Tides will be at their highest at 08:40am on 01/10/19, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide.

The Environment Agency expects flooding to affect properties in front of the flood defences, along the sea front at Snettisham.

A series of Flood Alerts and Flood Warnings are in force around the East Anglian coast. Credit: Environment Agency

FLOOD ALERTS Flooding is possible - be prepared

  • King`s Lynn, West Lynn and The Wash frontage in Norfolk

High tides, a tidal surge and strong winds will make water levels higher than usual. Over the next 24 hours, the tides will be highest at 20:37 on Monday 30/09/2019, and 08:40 on Tuesday 01/10/2019, however conditions may apply for two hours either side of each tide. Flooding at the seafront and on the promenade is possible, however flooding to properties is not currently forecast.

  • Coast from Heacham to north of King`s Lynn in Norfolk

Flooding of coastal roads, footpaths and farmland is possible in Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton.

  • The north Norfolk coast from Old Hunstanton, to and including Cley

There is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 07:45pm and 09:45pm on 30 September 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to spring tides and a small surge. We expect to see water on roads and paths to beaches and on the quays in Brancaster, Burnham Overy, Holkham, Wells and Blakeney.

  • The north Norfolk coast from East Cley to Kelling Hard, including Salthouse

The Environment Agency says expect to see water on Beach Road at Cley, and Beach Road at Salthouse, and footpaths in the marshes may also become inaccessible.

  • The tidal River Yare from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water

There is a possibility of some minor flooding to riverside roads and footpaths at Brundall, and Reedham on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This is due to the natural tide locking effect of high tidal waters moving up the rivers from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft that restricts the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads river system at low tide.

  • The tidal River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water

There is a possibility of some minor flooding to riverside roads and footpaths at Burgh Castle and at Beccles Quay.

The Environment Agency expects heavy rain on Monday evening which may take longer to drain into the Broads due to the higher water levels. Take care on waterside roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger.

The Agency is warning people to be careful as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Credit: PA Images
  • The tidal Deben estuary in Suffolk

There is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 00:45am and 02:45am on 1 October 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to spring tides and a small surge. We expect high tide levels at Felixstowe Ferry waterfront and riverside areas at Woodbridge and Waldringfield.

  • The Suffolk and Essex coast from Felixstowe to Clacton including Orwell and Stour estuaries

The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley.

  • The Essex coast from Clacton to and including, St Peters Flat and the Colne and Blackwater estuaries

Tides are higher than usual due to spring tides and a small surge. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray.

The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded.

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