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FLOODING UPDATE: 120 calls to fire crews after torrential rain causes havoc across West Norfolk

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Work is continuing this morning, Saturday, August 9, to clear up after the flash floods that hit large parts of West Norfolk.

The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service estimates it has received around 120 flood-related calls since 5pm yesterday afternoon.

And crews were called in from across the county to help property owners deal with the rising waters.

The worst affected communities appear to be in the south of the area, with many incidents reported around Emneth, Outwell and Upwell, as well as in Downham and surrounding villages.

Swaffham, Necton, Beachamwell, East Walton, East Winch, Terrington St Clement and Marshland St James were among the other areas affected.

And firefighters and electrical engineers were sent to Weeting shortly after midnight where power cables were said to be arcing.

Although today is expected to be fine and dry, forecasters are predicting more bad weather tomorrow when the remnants of tropical storm Bertha are expected to reach Britain.

Heavy rain is predicted to fall on West Norfolk from early on Sunday morning, lasting for much of the day.

n Send your stories and pictures of the flooding to newsdesk@lynnnews.co.uk or Tweet to @LynnNewsCitizen.

 

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