Suffolk and Essex flood warnings still in place this morning after weekend of heavy rain

A flooded road in Essex

A flooded road in Essex - Credit: Stephen Huntley

Flood warnings are still in place across East Anglia this morning after heavy rain caused flooding over the weekend.

Rivers across the region burst their banks because of the deluge and although the weather wasn’t as bad overnight the Met Office warnings remained in force this morning.

Ten flood warnings were issued for Suffolk and Essex with more than 20 flood alerts also in place.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service had to warn people not to try to drive through flooded roads after they were called out to several incidents.

A spokesman for the service yesterday said: “We have taken a number of calls from people who have driven into flood water requesting our assistance. Please drive with care and do not enter flooded roads. Not all the roads are signposted so please be vigilant.”

The same situation was true in Essex with the county’s fire service being asked to attend several weather related incidents.

It is expected the water levels will recede today while the weather turns colder rather than wetter.