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LATEST NEWS: Dozens of emergency calls as West Norfolk is hit by flash floods

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West Norfolk has been hit by torrential rain and flash flooding this evening, Friday, August 8.

The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service says it has received around 80 flood-related calls, covering communities as far afield as Emneth and Necton.

A spokesman said the water was up to four feet deep in some places and described the evening as “manic.”

The downpours began earlier this afternoon after spreading north from Cambridgeshire, where the town of March was particularly badly affected.

The first flood-related call in Norfolk was logged at around 5.20pm and crews remain at incidents in Lynn, Downham, Swaffham, East Walton, Emneth, Upwell and Outwell.

Other incidents were recorded in Terrington St Clement, Beachamwell, East Winch, and Marshland St James, while a Methwold crew assisted Cambridgeshire firefighters with flooding at Elm, near Wisbech.

Forecasters have issued a warning for further severe weather on Sunday, when the remnants of tropical storm Bertha are expected to reach Britain.

n Have you been affected by tonight’s flooding? Email your stories and pictures to newsdesk@lynnnews.co.uk or Tweet to @LynnNewsCitizen.

 

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