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Flood alerts issued along Suffolk coast with warning over high tides in Felixstowe




Three flood alerts have been issued for coastal areas of Suffolk today, with officials saying that high water levels are expected in certain areas tomorrow.

The Environment Agency has put the alerts in place – meaning flooding is possible – from Felixstowe to Clacton, including Orwell and Stour estuaries, the tidal Deben estuary, and the tidal River Waveney, from Ellingham to Breydon Water.

Officials have said that, in these areas, some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths is likely tomorrow morning, between 8.45am and 12.45pm.

Three flood alerts have been issued for coastal areas of Suffolk today, with officials saying that high water levels are expected in certain areas tomorrow
Three flood alerts have been issued for coastal areas of Suffolk today, with officials saying that high water levels are expected in certain areas tomorrow

In Felixstowe, the flood gates at the seafront will be closed, meanwhile, there is a warning that the waterfront at Pin Mill and the Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich may be flooded.

High tide levels are expected at Felixstowe Ferry waterfront and riverside areas at Woodbridge and Waldringfield, while high water levels are also expected at Beccles Quay.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger.

"We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide."

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