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Flooding expected across Suffolk as water levels rise near Stowmarket, Woodbridge, Beccles, Lowestoft and Halesworth




Residents across Suffolk have been warned to expect flooding, with heavy rain due to hit the county throughout the day.

Alerts have been issued in low-lying and riverside areas of Suffolk, with flooding 'likely' in these areas.

The Environment Agency said river levels are high and are expected to continue to rise throughout the day.

Residents across Suffolk have been warned to expect flooding, with heavy rain due to hit the county throughout the day.
Residents across Suffolk have been warned to expect flooding, with heavy rain due to hit the county throughout the day.

A more severe warning is place in the Haverhill area, with flooding of homes and businesses 'likely'.

The A143 and A1307 in this area are also likely to become flooded.

The Rattlesden River and River Gipping are expected to flood, with residents in Stowmarket and Needham Market to be affected.

Those living near Woodbridge and Framlingham may also experience flooding from the Rivers Deben and Lark.

The Rivers Stour, Box and Brett will also cause flooding in the Sudbury and Hadleigh areas.

The River Blyth and Walpole River near Halesworth are also expected to flood, as well as Chediston, Bramfield and Wrentham watercourses.

High water levels are expected in Beccles and near Lowestoft as high tidal waters restrict the normal drainage of the River Waveney to the sea.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary."

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