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Flood warnings issued for parts of Suffolk as residents in Southwold and villages near Haverhill told to expect flooding



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Residents in parts of Suffolk have been warned to expect flooding today after flood warnings were issued for those areas.

The Environment Agency has said it is likely that people in Southwold and villages surrounding Haverhill could see flooding during the day.

Residents in Southwold have been warned to take care on coastal roads and footpaths, and those in villages near Haverhill, including Steeple Bumpstead and New England, are being told to be ready to take action to protect their property as flooding to low lying land and riverside areas is likely.

Residents in parts of Suffolk have been warned to expect flooding today after flood warnings were issued for those areas
Residents in parts of Suffolk have been warned to expect flooding today after flood warnings were issued for those areas

A statement on the Environment Agency website says Southwold areas most at risk are around Southwold Harbour, Ferry road, the bottom of Queens Road and Constitution Hill, North Road, the bottom of Pier Avenue and Mights Road in Southwold, as well as Bridge Road and Hillside Road in Reydon.

The areas most at risk near Haverhill are Smiths Green, Helions Rd, Water Lane, the bottom of Church Street, North Street, Blois Road, the Endway and the Blois Meadows Business Centre in Steeple Bumpstead, and waterside properties in Broad Green.

Meanwhile, the organisation has also issued four flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible, for other parts of the county.

The Environment Agency has issued two flood warnings and four flood alerts for parts of Suffolk. Picture by Mark Westley
The Environment Agency has issued two flood warnings and four flood alerts for parts of Suffolk. Picture by Mark Westley

These affect the Rivers Box and Brett, near Boxford and Hadleigh, the tidal Deben estuary, near Felixstowe and Woodbridge, and the Suffolk coast from Lowestoft to Bawdsey, and Felixstowe to Clacton, including Orwell and Stour estuaries.

People in these areas are again being told that to take care on coastal roads and footpaths as minor flooding is likely.

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