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Flood warnings on Norfolk coast

PUBLISHED: 11:50 21 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:40 03 July 2010

Robyn Greenacre

Areas of the Norfolk coast could be severely flooded later today, but the coastguard is urging people not to panic. The Environment Agency has placed Wells, Walcott and Salthouse, which includes Beach Road at Cley, on flood warning, and most of the Norfolk coast on flood watch.

Areas of the Norfolk coast are on flood warnings but the coastguard is urging people not to panic.

The Environment Agency has placed Wells, Walcott and Salthouse, which includes Beach Road at Cley, on flood warning, and most of the Norfolk coast on flood watch.

Flood warning status means homes and businesses could be flooded, and residents in the area are advised to move cars, pets and valuables to safety, as well as being prepared to evacuate if necessary.

While flood watch means people living in the area should be aware of the possibility of flooding.

The coastguard has alerted lifeguards in the three areas on flood warning, to be alert to any problems.

A spokesman from the coastguard said: “There are high winds and we're coming up to spring tides. It's a full moon tonight and the highest tides usually happen three or four nights after a full moon. The winds are also very strong.

“We're not expecting to be overwhelmed. We'd advise people not to panic but just be aware. This is us being cautious.”

The high tides will be at around 6.35pm tonight.

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