Advice for West Norfolk residents at risk of flooding

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Homes and businesses in around West Norfolk are at risk of flooding at high tide today, the Environment Agency has warned.

Flood warnings have been issued for the coast from Lynn to Hunstanton and the area around the River Great Ouse between Denver and Lynn.

People are being urged to take steps to protect their property and keep a watch on the Lynn News, Norfolk Police and Environment Agency websites and local radio for further updates.

High tide will be at around 7pm.

The Environment Agency gives the following advice on how to prepare for flooding:

* Register for flooding updates via: www.environment-agency.gov.uk or 0845 988 1188

* Write a list of all your important contacts or save them on your mobile phone

* Think about what items you can move now and what you would want to move to safety during a flood such as pets, cars, furniture, and electrical equipment

* Know how to turn off gas, electricity and water supplies and prepare to do so

Norfolk Police has said it is currently collating information on whether stocks of sandbags will be made available and where from. They can also be bought from builders merchants.

Areas particularly at risk include:

* Locations along South Beach Road and Seagate Road, Hunstanton. Access may be affected on Bishop’s Road near the roundabout in Hunstanton

* Properties along the sea front at Heacham. Properties and caravan parks on North Beach and South Beach Road as well as Jubilee Road between the defences

* Properties in front of the flood defences, along the sea front at Snettisham

* Properties between the sea defences at Shepherd’s Port, Snettisham. Caravan parks at risk are Shepherds Port and Snettisham

* Areas close to the River Great Ouse at Lynn, from the relief channel to Riverside Industrial Estate




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