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Flood alerts issued for Suffolk and Norfolk coast including Beccles, Southwold and Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft




Residents in parts of Suffolk are being urged to 'be prepared' for flooding by the Environment Agency, after reports some areas near the coast have been hit by floodwater over the last couple of days.

Alerts have been issued for areas in and around Beccles and Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft, with riverside roads and footpaths at risk of some minor flooding as high water passes.

High water levels are expected at Beccles Quay, as officials say high water levels may last for a few days until the high tides at Great Yarmouth have passed.

Flooding in Oulton Broad. Picture: Lowestoft Coastguard
Flooding in Oulton Broad. Picture: Lowestoft Coastguard

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate; however, this flood alert is likely to remain in force for the next couple of days.

"Take care on waterside roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger."

Officials are monitoring the situation and will update the message as needs be.

Flood alerts have been issued for a few places on the Suffolk coast- including Oulton Broad where there was flooding on Monday. Picture: Lowestoft Coastguard
Flood alerts have been issued for a few places on the Suffolk coast- including Oulton Broad where there was flooding on Monday. Picture: Lowestoft Coastguard

A flood alert is also in place in the Southwold area, where minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths is likely between 6am and 8am tomorrow morning.

Tides are expected to be higher than usual - with high tide levels expected at the harbour side in Southwold.

It comes as Lowestoft's Coastguard team reported flooding at Oulton Broad yesterday evening.

In a post on Facebook, they said: "Nicholas Everitt’s Park is currently flooding in parts. The Boulevard at Oulton Broad is almost completely underwater.

"Please avoid the area. Westerly winds mean the flood water is unlikely to recede until after high tide tomorrow morning."

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