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Storm Barra: Flood alerts issued for parts of Suffolk as residents in Felixstowe and Woodbridge told flooding is possible



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Residents in parts of Suffolk have been warned flooding is possible as Storm Barra is set to hit the county.

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the Suffolk and Essex coast from Felixstowe to Clacton and the tidal Deben estuary.

Minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths is likely between 11.30am and 3.30pm today, according to the alerts.

Residents in parts of Suffolk have been warned flooding is possible as Storm Barra is set to hit the county
Residents in parts of Suffolk have been warned flooding is possible as Storm Barra is set to hit the county

The Environment Agency says the flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed, and the waterfront at Pin Mill and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich may be flooded.

Meanwhile, tide levels will be high around the boatyard in Felixstowe Ferry hamlet at the end of Ferry Road and along riverside areas in Woodbridge and Waldringfield, as well as in surrounding marshland.

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

"We are monitoring the situation and are not expecting it to escalate."

It comes as high winds of up to 50mph are set to hit the county today as Storm Barra arrives, with a yellow weather warning in place between 9am today until 12am on Wednesday.