Environment Agency monitoring West Norfolk tide conditions

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Environment Agency officials say they are monitoring weather forecasts amid fears that high spring tides this weekend could trigger flooding problems in West Norfolk.

Tides of up to 27.6 feet are expected this weekend, prompting concerns homes and businesses may be at risk.

Although Lynn’s flood gates have been renovated in the wake of the December 2013 tidal surge, campaigners argue the fact they were not raised means the threat has not been reduced.

Labour election candidate Jo Rust said: “Ensuring that the Environment Agency is adequately funded to take the necessary steps to mitigate against the destruction flood water causes is vital.”

But an Environment Agency spokesman yesterday said that while they work closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions, it was too early to say whether there

She said residents should visit the agency’s website, www.environment-agency.gov.uk, or phone the Floodline number on 0345 9881188 to obtain the latest information.

People can also sign up to the Floodline Warnings Direct service, which alerts householders and business owners by phone if there is a flood warning that could affect their area, via the same website and phone number.