Flood warning issued for stretch of north Norfolk coast

Flooding at Walcott, North Norfolk. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

A flood warning has been issued for an area between Bacton to Ostend, including Walcott - Credit: Archant

UPDATE: A flood warning has now been issued for the area between 6.15am and 10.15am on Wednesday January 5.

People in parts of north Norfolk have been advised to take action as flooding is expected this morning.

A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for an area extending from Bacton along the B1159 Coast Road through to Walcott and Ostend. 

Flood warning north Norfolk Bacton to Ostend Environment Agency

A map of the area expected to be affected by flooding - Credit: Environment Agency

The areas most at risk are Sea View, Ann Stannard Way, Keswick Way and Walcott Rd, The Coast Rd, St Helens Rd, Helena Rd, Poplar Dr, Archibald Rd, Lynton Rd, The Crescent and Ostend Place in Walcott. Seaview Crescent, Ostend Gap, Ostend Rd and Horizon Views are also at risk.

The flood warning follows further flood alerts across Norfolk and Waveney which were issued yesterday due to the weather conditions caused by high spring tides.

The alerts extend from west Norfolk along the coast and into Suffolk. They include Brancaster, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston. 

The environment agency to take care on coastal roads and footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger.

In the event of a flood warning people are advised to:

  • move vehicles to higher ground if it’s safe to do so
  • move family and pets to safety
  • move important items upstairs or to a safe place in your property, starting with cherished items and valuables, then furniture and furnishings
  • turn off gas, electricity and water supplies if it’s safe to do so; never touch an electrical switch if you’re standing in water
  • if you have property protection products such as flood barriers, or air brick covers, use them now
  • keep track of the latest flood risk situation

More information is available here.  

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