'Immediate action required' as flood warnings issued for Beccles, Felixstowe and Ipswich areas of south Suffolk
Flooding is expected in some areas of south Suffolk today, according to flood warnings which were issued this morning.
It comes after flood alerts were issued for some areas of the Suffolk coast yesterday to say that flooding was a possibility.
The new, more serious, warnings from the Environment Agency say that flooding is expected, and there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses in the following areas: Bawdsey Quay, Felixstowe Ferry, Martlesham Bridge on the River Deben estuary, the tidal River Waveney area – Somerleyton, Oulton Broad and Beccles, and River Orwell at Cliff Quay in Ipswich.
According to the flood warnings, 'immediate action is required' and residents should remain vigilant, take care on coastal roads and footpaths, and avoid putting themselves in unnecessary danger.
Flooding is possible at Bawdsey Quay and Felixstowe Ferry, Martlesham Bridge on the River Deben estuary, and the River Orwell at Cliff Quay in Ipswich between 12.30pm and 4.30pm today.
Meanwhile, along the River Waveney the warning is in place from 1.30pm today and overnight into tomorrow.
Flood alerts remain in place – meaning flooding is possible – for the coastal areas from Lowestoft to Bawdsey, including Southwold, between 10.15am and 2.15pm today.