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Flood alerts and warning in Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Needham Market, Haverhill, Martlesham and Diss





Flooding is possible in parts of Suffolk today as heavy rain continues to fall in parts of the county.

A flood alert is in place for the River Lark from Sicklesmere, near Bury St Edmunds, to Isleham, near Newmarket.

This morning passers-by said the water level of the River Lark, which passes through the Abbey Gardens, is very high, following rainfall overnight.

Further light rainfall is expected in Bury St Edmunds over the next 12 hours.

In an update the Environment Agency said: “Take care on riverside roads and footpaths and don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger.”

There is also a flood alert for the Rattlesden River and River Gipping, through and including Stowmarket and Needham Market.

Flooding alerts are in place in areas of Suffolk. Picture: iStock
Flooding alerts are in place in areas of Suffolk. Picture: iStock

The Environment Agency said areas most at risk of flooding are low lying roads and riverside areas through Stowmarket and Needham Market, Wetherden, Rattlesden and Combs Ford.

In the Haverhill area a flood warning is in place covering an area from The Stour Book to Haverhill and Sturmer.

Water levels between Elmswell and Norton. Picture: Ross Waldron
Water levels between Elmswell and Norton. Picture: Ross Waldron

East Suffolk Council has also warned residents of flood alerts on The River Deben from Debenham, to and including Bromeswell, and the River Lark from Clopton to Martlesham, near Ipswich.

There is also another alert in place on the River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove from Mendlesham, to Ellingham, including Bungay.