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Update: Flooding at Walcott in Norfolk tonight

13:05 27 November 2011

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for Norfolk.

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for Norfolk.

The Environment Agency has warned that there is a possibility of flooding around Norfolk this evening.

It has issued flood warnings at coastal locations at west, north and the east of the county as well as at River Yare from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water and River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water.

High tides are expected at around 10.15pm in Great Yarmouth and between 7.30pm and 7.50pm in other locations, but the sea was reported to be flooding the coast road at Walcott earlier in the evening.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “The wind direction is going offshore which is good news and it is not likley there will be serious flooding.

“But there is a possibility of property flooding on low lying land.”

The flood warnings have been issued for west Norfolk next to the River Great Ouse between Denver and King’s Lynn and the coast between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton, areas along the north Norfolk coast from Old Hunstanton to Weybourne including Wells Quay and Salthouse, from Sheringham to Winterton and Great Yarmouth.

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  • Flood Warnings issued for much of Suffolk Coast and Broads - see Environment Agency website. Best local info at moment on Suffolk Coastal Council website.

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    stormforce

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • JimB, If you live in an at-risk area you can't be that bothered or you'd have signed up for Environment Agency alerts. They do phone, mobile, email, text message or fax. Surely one of those would be suitable for you? And you won't always get an alert, as it's based on the predicted tidal level. For example, tonight it's forecast high in GY but not high enough for a flood warning. They'll only worry you when it's really needed.

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    Tea&Biscuits

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • I`ve applied for permission to run a Candy Floss stall and Hamburger shop from the shed at the bottom of my garden in Stalham. And deck-chair rental. Strictly no dogs on the beach. Now, that would be progress but at what a cost!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • Stormforce, I have just had a look at Suffolk Coastal Council website and the information is clear and to the point. No information about tonight from the North Norfolk District Council website.

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    Essex Girl

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • In the past we have had to be ready to evacuate our property. That was when the warning system worked and the flood warden advised you of the situation. Does not seem to be the case tonight - have they given up us already ?

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    Essex Girl

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • NCC is still in denial that the proposed incinerator toxic bottom ash pits will be affected by flooding! The flood warnings have been issued for west Norfolk next to the River Great Ouse between Denver and King’s Lynn and the coast between King’s Lynn.

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    Choice

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • I have just re-registered with the EA. Have just received email back for the registration. NO WARNINGS HAVE FOLLOWED

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    Essex Girl

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • Flood Warnings issued for much of Suffolk Coast and Broads - see Environment Agency website. Best local info at moment on Suffolk Coastal Council website.

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    stormforce

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • Registered for all warnings via mobile, landline and email, with the EA - NOT ONE WARNING ISSUED !!!!! Only just looked at this page and found out.

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    Essex Girl

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • Most if not all the residents of Walcott are registered with the Environment Agency emergency call system. This system did not work in 2007 when a large part of the village was flooded and guess what no one in the village got a call yesterday to warn us. Luckily we have fantastic volunteer Flood Wardens who alerted everyone and advised us to evacuate. We are all of the opinion now that we just have to look out for each other as we are not going to get any help from the Environment Agencies. When you have seriously disabled people, some on oxygen involved, we could do with being alerted early to any possible evacuation.

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    pretty polly

    Monday, November 28, 2011

  • Thank you Tea & Biscuits for your comments. I stand corrected. Since posting I have investigated further and tried to register for the warning system. The answer is that the service is not provided for my address so that doesn't help. and please don't tell me I can't be bothered

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    JimB

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • I came across this warning by chance. I live in an 'at risk' location. There is no proper warning system. What about a system like Homewatch use? Automated telephone, fax and Email. It cannot just be left to chance.

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    JimB

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • The EA`s electronic warning system is an accident waiting to happen. It was fortunate the weather was benign last night and there were no serious flood incidents. It is high for a U turn. Warning local residents should be returned to the police, who are the lead agency in flooding incidents. Consideration should also be given to installing a chain of new flood sirens around the coast. The EA have been left with egg on their face and there will be a queue of people, including me, waiting to tell them - I told you so.

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    BG

    Monday, November 28, 2011

  • I came across this warning by chance. I live in an 'at risk' location. There is no proper warning system. What about a system like Homewatch use? Automated telephone, fax and Email. It cannot just be left to chance.

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    JimB

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • Thank you Tea & Biscuits for your comments. I stand corrected. Since posting I have investigated further and tried to register for the warning system. The answer is that the service is not provided for my address so that doesn't help. and please don't tell me I can't be bothered

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    JimB

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • Re John Norton.You are quite right and the stupid charities and quango's are encouraging it to happen.If the people in Horsey Hickling and Potter get the same amount of warning as the people in Walcott I do not give much for their chances.They say they can hold the sea back at PotterHeigham,how do they know that?

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    john kendall

    Monday, November 28, 2011

  • nothing will happen. never does.just scaremongering from EA tryng to justify their jobs and salaries.

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    timmy_two_sheds

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • Glug,glug....Ahoy there matey!! usual 'suspect' scare mongering

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    nrg

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • i agree, did'nt know anything about this until i was online. and as for you lot bashing EA i'm guessing your all experts in everything!!!! you'd be the first ones to shout if your houses,land etc got flooded!!!

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    calmudownboy

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • It is a good job that we have the E D P to keep us informed on these tidal events taking place ,bring back the sirens.

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    yarco

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • One wonders just how long before these yearly floods are going to over top the sea walls on the east coast and destroy the broads ? My betting is likely to happen in the next few years.

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    John L Norton

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

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