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Video/Gallery: Heavy winds batter Felixstowe and Needham Lakes burst their banks

PUBLISHED: 16:52 12 February 2014 | UPDATED: 16:52 12 February 2014

When the River Gipping floods it spills into Needham Lake leaving it in flood until it eventually drains back in to the river through a small outflow - Bob Reason

When the River Gipping floods it spills into Needham Lake leaving it in flood until it eventually drains back in to the river through a small outflow - Bob Reason

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The winter weather is taking it’s toll on Suffolk.

Rivers have burst their banks, fields are flooded and the coast has taken a battering this afternoon - although the high winds of earlier are expected to die down over the coming hour.

Photographer Lucy Taylor has been in Felixstowe filming the effects of the weather today, while iwitness members have this week been sending in photos of flooding.

Frances Crickmore sent us photos of the waterlogged fields at her farm in Bungay, and Barry Pullen sent then and now photos showing how flooding at Needham Lakes is worse than in 2012.

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  • "The winter weather is taking it’s toll on Suffolk." Don't they teach journalist proper punctuation now?

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    beerlover

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • You'd get fewer duplicate messages if your webserver actually worked well enough to show that the message had been posted, rather than just crashing to a blank screen.

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    beerlover

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • "The winter weather is taking it’s toll on Suffolk." Don't they teach journalist proper punctuation now?

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    beerlover

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • "The winter weather is taking it’s toll on Suffolk." Don't they teach journalist proper punctuation now?

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    beerlover

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • I heartily agree with "beerlover". It's sad that illiteracy abounds.

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    cwayconslt

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • "The winter weather is taking it’s toll on Suffolk." Don't they teach journalist proper punctuation now?

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    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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