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River Bure bursts its banks at Great Yarmouth while Suffolk Coast and Norfolk Broads are on flood alert

PUBLISHED: 10:59 29 October 2017 | UPDATED: 08:17 30 October 2017

The River Bure at Great Yarmouth Station. Photo: Mark Gregory

The River Bure at Great Yarmouth Station. Photo: Mark Gregory

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The River Bure burst its banks and spilled onto grass verges at Great Yarmouth yacht station this morning as parts of the coast and the Broads were on flood alert amid strong winds and high tides.

The River Bure at Great Yarmouth Station. Photo: Mark GregoryThe River Bure at Great Yarmouth Station. Photo: Mark Gregory

No damage is thought to have been done to properties, but emergency services are monitoring closely.

And the two flood warnings – which had been put in place for isolated low-lying properties along the tidal River Waveney as it affected areas in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles – and the tidal River Yare, including Cantley, Brundall and Reedham, were both removed as of 9.40am this morning (Sunday).

The Environment Agency said both these flood warnings were “no longer in force.”

Flood alerts have been issued for the tidal River Yare and tidal River Waveney. Picture: Environment AgencyFlood alerts have been issued for the tidal River Yare and tidal River Waveney. Picture: Environment Agency

A third flood warning for The Suffolk Coast at Southwold had also been added by the Environment Agency, but this was removed and no longer in force as of 9.46am.

The Environment Agency said the rivers were expecting high water levels “due to the natural tide locking caused by high waters at Great Yarmouth, which is restricting the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads system at low tide.”

The alerts said the forecast for high water was “due at Lowestoft at 5.30am on Sunday, October 29”.

The River Bure at Great Yarmouth Station. Photo: Mark GregoryThe River Bure at Great Yarmouth Station. Photo: Mark Gregory

As it currently stands, three flood alerts remain in place for the Suffolk Coast from Lowestoft to Bawdsey; the tidal River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water and the tidal River Yare from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water.

Of the flood alerts, the Environment Agency website says: “High levels in the Broads may last all day until the evening high tide has passed.”

For more information visit the Environment Agency website via https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

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