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Flood alerts issued for Suffolk coast from Lowestoft to Bawdsey to prepare residents for possibility of flooding




Residents in coastal parts of Suffolk are being warned that flooding is possible tomorrow when tides are expected to be higher than usual.

Flood alerts have been issued for a large section of the county's coast, from Lowestoft to Bawdsey, including Southwold and Reydon Marshes, and the River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water, including Beccles Quay, Oulton Broad, Somerleyton, St Olaves, Haddiscoe and Belton.

According to the alerts, there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths in the area from Lowestoft to Bawdsey, including Southwold, between 10.15am and 2.15pm tomorrow.

Residents in coastal parts of Suffolk are being warned that flooding is possible this week when tides are expected to be higher than usual
Residents in coastal parts of Suffolk are being warned that flooding is possible this week when tides are expected to be higher than usual

Officials say high water levels are expected in Lake Lothing in Lowestoft and Beccles Quay, while high tide and sea levels are also likely at the harbourside in Southwold and along the Suffolk coast, which will impact on beach access points.

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

Officials will be monitoring the situation and are not expecting it to escalate.

There is a possibility of flooding on coastal roads and footpaths in the area
There is a possibility of flooding on coastal roads and footpaths in the area

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