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Flood alerts issued for coastal parts of Suffolk as residents in Felixstowe, Lowestoft, Southwold and Beccles warned flooding is possible



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Residents in coastal areas of Suffolk have been warned that flooding is possible this evening as a number of flood alerts have been issued.

The Environment Agency has said it is possible that Lowestoft, Southwold, Beccles, and Felixstowe could see flooding late this evening due to high tides.

Residents in those areas have also been warned to take care on coastal and waterside roads and footpaths, where minor flooding is likely.

Residents in coastal areas of Suffolk have been warned that flooding is possible this evening as a number of flood alerts have been issued. Picture by Mark Westley
Residents in coastal areas of Suffolk have been warned that flooding is possible this evening as a number of flood alerts have been issued. Picture by Mark Westley

One of the flood alerts, which has been issued for the Suffolk coast from Lowestoft to Bawdsey, says minor flooding is likely between 9pm and 11pm.

It adds that high water levels are expected in Lowestoft's Lake Lothing, as well as high sea levels along the coast which may impact on beach access points.

The Environment Agency also issued an alert for the Suffolk coast at Southwold, including Reydon Marshes, with minor flooding likely between 9pm and 11pm.

The Environment Agency has said it is possible that Lowestoft, Southwold, Beccles, and Felixstowe could see flooding late this evening due to high tides
The Environment Agency has said it is possible that Lowestoft, Southwold, Beccles, and Felixstowe could see flooding late this evening due to high tides

High tide levels are expected at the harbourside in Southwold.

A further flood alert is also in place this evening for the tidal River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water, which includes Beccles Quay, Outlon Broad and Somerleyton.

The Environment Agency says higher water levels will begin tonight and may last for a few days until high tides at Great Yarmouth have passed.