Suffolk: Heavy overnight rain prompts flash flood warning

A WARNING has been issued over the chance of localised flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall expected overnight.

The Environment Agency and the MET Office have issued the warning for Suffolk with the downpour expected to last until around noon tomorrow.

Parts of Suffolk could receive between 60 and 70mm of rain and surface water is expected, which could cause disruption during the Friday morning rush hour and on minor roads.

Disruption to travel and longer journey times is also likely.

People are being advised to check weather and media reports regularly and in an emergency, call 999.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils are working together to prepare by carrying out door-knocking to properties that were affected by flooding in May to warn them about the localised flooding that could take place.

They have also published information on their websites and on their facebook pages and twitter feeds.

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Their grounds maintenance team is also checking all water courses and drains to remove any rubbish that could block them in anticipation of the heavy rain.

Suffolk County Council’s school closure website will be being updated in the morning at www.schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk.

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