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Environment Agency issues flood alerts for parts of Suffolk after heavy rain sees river levels rise




Three flood alerts have been issued after heavy rain across Suffolk has seen river levels rise.

The Environment Agency put out the three alerts earlier today, warning that flooding is possible and that homeowners and businesses should be prepared.

The agency has issued one alert along Rivers Blyth and Walpole and Chediston, Bramfield and Wrentham watercourses.

Flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency after heavy rain has seen river levels rise.
Flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency after heavy rain has seen river levels rise.

And there has also been alerts issued for Rivers Deben and Lark, along with the upper Stour and surrounding tributaries.

"River levels have risen due to the rainfall this morning," an Environment Agency spokesman said.

"River levels are likely to continue to rise in response to the rainfall. It is possible that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area over the next few hours.

"The forecast is for further rainfall through this morning and into this afternoon before clearing by the evening."

And just over the border in Essex a flood warning has been issued near Steeple Bumpstead, just outside Haverhill, with the agency warning that immediate action is required immediately.

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