Flood updates: No more severe flood warnings for Suffolk and Essex as Environment Agency downgrades threat

One flooded property in Snape this morning One flooded property in Snape this morning

Friday, December 6, 2013
12:54 PM

There are no longer any severe flood warnings in Suffolk or Essex, the Environment Agency has said today, with only seven in East Anglia.

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Some 14 severe flood warnings, the most serious level, were issued for Suffolk before last night’s storms, including Ipswich waterfront and Felixstowe docks, two of the five areas in the county still under severe flood warnings at 7am on Friday.

But by 10am the Environment Agency had downgraded all severe flood warnings for Suffolk and Essex to flood warnings. They fell from at least 35 to seven in East Anglia.

The Environment Agency now has 74 flood warnings, 22 flood alerts and 26 warnings no longer in force for East Anglia.

Flood warnings have been issued to the following:

Tidal Stour Estuary

Tidal River Orwell at Ipswich Quay

Tidal River Orwell at Ipswich West Bank and Bourne Brook

Tidal Orwell at Ipswich wet dock, and upstream of Stoke Bridge

River Stour upstream of Cattawade Barrage

Felixstowe Ferry & Bawdsey Quay

Felixstowe Ferry Hamlet and the Deben Marshes

Orwell Estuary from the Orwell Bridge to Felixstowe including Pin Mill

South Felixstowe including The Port of Felixstowe

Marshland behind Minsmere Sluice including Middleton and Sizewell

Woodbridge and Melton

The coast from Clacton Martello Tower to Lee Wick, including Jaywick, Seawick and Lee-over-sands

West Mersea, The Strood and adjacent marshland

Isolated riverside properties on the Deben Estuary

Waterside Properties at Mistley & Brantham

Manningtree Town

Orford Ness to Bawdsey including Butley

Hamford Water

Blythburgh and marshes upstream of A12

Southwold and surrounding marshes

Riverside Business Park & Kirkley

Oulton Broad near Mutford Lock

Lowestoft Seafront and Docks

The River Yare at Great Yarmouth from the Pilot Station to Lower Ferry and from South Quay to Phillips Quay

Isolated low lying properties along the tidal River Waveney

Maldon Town waterfront and the Hythe

Harwich Town, Dovercourt and Bathside bay


Walberswick, Dunwich and surrounding marshes

Hundreds of homes in Suffolk and north-east Essex were forced to flee their homes as the worst tidal surge in 60 years swept down the East Anglian coast last night.

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