Homes and businesses at risk of flooding as high tides hit Norfolk coast
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Homes and businesses could suffer flooding with warnings in place along parts of the north Norfolk coast.
The Environment Agency has warned that immediate action is needed in the north of the county, particularly areas like Walcott, Bacton and Salthouse, due to tidal flooding being expected.
Six flood warnings are in place in the north and east of the county, including for the areas spanning from Wells Quay as far as Bacton, with the government body warning that the worst of the floods are likely to come between 7.15am and 11.15am on Thursday.
This warning is due to weather forecasts indicating that tides are expected to be higher than usual and therefore a surge could happen.
People are urged to take care using coastal roads and footpaths and not put themselves in unnecessary danger.
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Meanwhile, there are also several, less severe, flood alerts in place across various other parts of the county.
These state that flooding is possible in across the eastern coastline in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney areas, and in western parts of the county such as Hunstanton.
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Waves crashed onto the prom at the west Norfolk resort during this morning’s high water, while a rainbow briefly formed out to sea.
In Wells, the tide was one metre higher than expected with water flooding the promenade, however Wells harbour master Robert Smith, said the easing of north west winds means there have been “no major issues”.
Water has gone over the quay and is also flooding the car park in the coastal village.
Paul Watling at Cromer Lifeboat Station said there has been no flooding in the town and said weather was now improving.
He said: “There’s been no issues at all, to be honest the Spring tide has gone now, it was a couple of days ago, it was five and a half metres then but it’s only 4.9 today so we’ve had no issues whatsoever.
“There’s not enough weather here to cause an issue either really, wind is moving southerly tomorrow so it will be even better then.”