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Storm Ciarán: All the flood notices in place across Suffolk, affecting Bury St Edmunds, Diss, Thetford, Stowmarket and Ipswich





Several flood notices remain in place across Suffolk in the wake of Storm Ciarán, although only one is a warning.

Eleven alerts are still in action alongside the solitary warning.

A flood warning is where flooding is ‘expected’, whilst an alert signals where it is ‘possible.’

A car stranded in Debenham amidst the flooding caused by Storm Ciaran. Picture: Derry Hart
A car stranded in Debenham amidst the flooding caused by Storm Ciaran. Picture: Derry Hart

The sole warning is for the Waveney from Diss to Bungay, with Homersfield and scole as well as the A143 and A1066 in the firing line; an extended alert for the area also remains.

In East Suffolk, there are alerts in the Beccles, Halesworth and Debenham areas, where flooding on the storm’s first day completely submerged roads in the village.

In Mid Suffolk, areas around the Gipping and Rattlesden River have an alert issued, with Stowmarket, Needham Market and parts of Ipswich potentially set for spillage.

The A14 between Woolpit and Rougham was blocked on the first day of Storm Ciaran due to flooding. Picture: Ross Waldron
The A14 between Woolpit and Rougham was blocked on the first day of Storm Ciaran due to flooding. Picture: Ross Waldron
Flooding on the A1088 near Elmswell caused congestion yesterday (November 3).
Flooding on the A1088 near Elmswell caused congestion yesterday (November 3).

In the vicinity of Sudbury, the Rivers Box and Brett have an alert issued which may affect Hadleigh, whilst the Colne and its surrounding tributaries may also cause issues just outside of Haverhill.

Towards the border with Cambridge, the Kennett and Lark have alerts in place, potentially affecting Chippenham, Kentford, Mildenhall and even extending to Bury St Edmunds.

On the border with Norfolk, issues with the Little Ouse River and River Thet may cause problems for Thetford, Brandon and surrounding areas.

A tree felled in the River Deben in Debenham. Picture: Derry Hart
A tree felled in the River Deben in Debenham. Picture: Derry Hart

Visit the Environment Agency website for advice and a map of the flood notices.