Weather: Coastal properties at risk of tidal flooding

Flood warnings have been issued for parts of the East Anglian coast as strong winds and rising river levels from recent rainfall persist.

The Environment Agency issued two flood warnings for this evening’s tides affecting the Rivers Waveney and Yare where, it said, a handful of nearby properties are likely to flood.

Strong winds last night caused a significant surge in the North Sea, creating a tide lock in the rivers, aggravated further by heavy rainfall.

The warnings are for high tides at 6.15pm today for the Tidal River Yare, from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water, and for the Tidal River Waveney, from and including Ellingham to Breydon Water.

Hundreds of properties fall within the two flood warning areas but the Agency expects only those close to the rivers will be affected.


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Flood alerts have also been or will be issued for a number of coastal areas between Great Yarmouth and Shoeburyness.

People in areas at risk are encouraged to contact Floodline on 0845 9881188 or visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk for the latest on Flood Alerts and Flood Warnings.

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