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Flood warnings issued for North Norfolk

Just Regional
Dec 5, 2013 2 mins read

The Environment Agency has this morning issued a number of severe flood warnings and flood warnings for a number of coastal locations in Norfolk.

For the past 24 hours agencies in Norfolk, including emergency services and all local authorities, have been working with the Environment Agency to put well-rehearsed contingency plans in place to respond to the flood risk and protect those communities affected.

The public should be on the alert for any further warnings from the Environment Agency.

Any households directly affected will be contacted in person, in due course, according to their local flood management plan.

It is anticipated disruption is likely to last for 36 hours and local communities will be kept updated throughout.

Locations currently identified as likely to be most affected are on the east coast, the south town area of Great Yarmouth, in North Norfolk, Walcott, Salthouse, Wells Quay and Blakeney and the north-west Norfolk coast from King’s Lynn to Hunstanton.

People in these locations should call the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for further information.

Norfolk’s Deputy Chief Constable Charlie Hall, who is leading the multi-agency response, said: “Norfolk has tried and tested flood response plans which are currently in the process of being activated, in line with Environment Agency advice.

“A multi-agency co-ordinating group has been convened twice to ensure appropriate plans and resources are in place.

“The group is planning for potential disruption for a prolonged period of up to 36 hours and households in those affected areas should be mindful of this.”

For further information tune in or log on to local media outlets or follow @norfolkpolice #floodaware #norfolk on Twitter or visit the Environment Agency website.

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