Flood update: End called to emergency services’ major incident following tidal surge

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Saturday, December 7, 2013
11:14 AM

The Suffolk Resilience Forum has formally called an end to the major incident that was declared in response to the tidal surge.

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While the clean-up operation continues, seniot officers from agencies across Suffolk are this morning satisfied that there is no further threat to communities from coastal flooding.

Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service will continue to have a presence in the affected areas to offer support to local communities.

Road closures remain in place at the A12 Blythburgh, B1127 in Reydon and A1069 in Snape.

Teams from Suffolk Highways are standing by to begin cleaning these roads as soon as the flood waters subside to ensure they can re-open quickly.

Suffolk Constabulary’s Assistant Chief Constable David Skevington 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.”

1 comment

  • Given that there was 'no threat,' perhaps someone can explain why (a) the bridge at Snape was closed all of Saturday and (b) why there were no signs saying so on the Tunstall side of the bridge, leaving everyone to go down to the Maltings before they had to turn around and go all the way back up to Friday Street.

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    Carl Bennett

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

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