Environment Agency issues flood alerts as tidal surge expected along Suffolk and Essex coast

Flooding caused by the storm surge in December 2013

Flooding caused by the storm surge in December 2013 - Credit: Sue Hawkes

Flood alerts are in place as high tide levels and strong winds are expected along the Suffolk and Essex coast due to a tidal surge.

The Enviroment Agency issued the warnings this afternoon and has said they will be in force until 4am Saturday.

The caution is focused around Lowestoft, Bawdsey, Felixstowe, Clacton and Southwold, with the Orwell and Stour Estuaries, the River Deben and the River Waveney likely to be affected.

The surge could lead to tide levels to rising half a metre higher than normal.

The Enviroment Agency has said it will contine to monitor levels closely as disruption was expected to continue for the next few days.

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For full information visit: http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/142151.aspx

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