Downpours cause further flooding

TORRENTIAL rain caused flooding in the Great Yarmouth borough this morning for the second time in as many days.The problems started when a violent thunderstorm struck the area at 11pm yesterday, causing drains to overflow flooding roads and gardens.

TORRENTIAL rain caused flooding in the Great Yarmouth borough this morning for the second time in as many days.

The problems started when a violent thunderstorm struck the area at 11pm yesterday, causing drains to overflow flooding roads and gardens.

Firefighters were called to six flooding incidents in less than an hour between 12.25am and 1am this morning in Burgh Castle, Winterton, Hemsby and Great Yarmouth.

Further heavy rainfall at around 7.30am this morning triggered a flurry of further flooding incidents in Ormesby, Caister, Hemsby, Filby and Yarmouth as fire crews battled to cope with the deluge.


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In Hemsby, Waters Lane lived up to its name as firefighters were called to pump water from overflowing drains away from the road and the surrounding area at 1am and were still on the scene nine hours later.

The crews were able to prevent homes in the surrounding area from being flooded by issuing sandbags but a number of back gardens were soaked.

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On Tuesday afternoon a deluge flooded Gorleston High Street, Bradwell Community Centre and the Caister Road home of Arthur and Maria Humphrey in Yarmouth.

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