Gallery: Effects of flooding in Suffolk and Essex still being felt this morning

Waves batter the seafront near the pier in Southwold. Waves batter the seafront near the pier in Southwold.

Friday, December 6, 2013
8:47 AM

The impact of tidal surges and flooding in Suffolk and Essex were still being felt into the early hours of this morning.

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However a director at the Environment Agency warned that the risks may not be gone.

Steve Moore issued a statement on Twitter saying: “For many locations this flood event will be repeated on at least the next tide and maybe the one after that”.

Suffolk County Council have warned that the A12 is likely to remain closed all day today as the sea wall has been breached and repairs will take place at low tide.

By 2am this morning Greater Anglia had already listed 55 train cancellations on their website from a service at 4am until a service at 10.17am.

All of the affected services are in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk. The damage was not only a result of flooding but in Wivenhoe, Manningtree and Diss fallen trees had caused damage to overhead wires.

Last night a man and his daughter had to be rescued from the roof of their car after becoming trapped in a flood in The Strand, Wherstead.

The man contacted Suffolk Constabulary at 10.50pm last night to say he was stuck in his car in a flood.

Police and fire crews attended the scene and found that the pair had managed to climb onto the roof of the car to escape the water.

The pair were recovered and were safe and well by 11.30pm.

Police in Essex had to issue a warning to members of the public to stay away from floods after some people were going to have a look at them.

“Residents are urged to stay away from the flood risk areas as they could be putting themselves in danger,” they said in a statement.

“Police are receiving information that people are going to the area to watch the flooding. The high seas and rising water is unpredictable and the emergency services do not want to have to rescue people who have put themselves in potentially dangerous situations.”

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