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Flood alert update: Pictures from high tide today in King's Lynn




These pictures show the height of the tide this morning at on the River Great Ouse in Lynn.

Yesterday morning the Environment Agency sent out a flood alert to thousands of people via phone and text messages all along the West Norfolk coast warning of possible flooding today due to spring tides.

High tide this morning was at 7.51 when at Lynn Docks it reached nearly 28ft.

But fortunately winds were light and it appears to have passed without problems.

North West Norfolk MP James Wild went down to the South Quay to see for himself how the Environment Agency dealt with the threat and declared himself impressed with the response.

As our on-the-spot pictures taken by photographer Paul Marsh shown, particularly at the ferry crossing, the water was lapping at the very top of the quay head.

King's Lynn flood warning October 17, 2020 (42744308)
King's Lynn flood warning October 17, 2020 (42744308)

Properties along South Quay had flood barriers in place and sand-bags were ready for deployment.

The alert is in place but the tide tonight will be lower than this morning's level.

Coastal flood warning, October 17, 2020 (42744311)
Coastal flood warning, October 17, 2020 (42744311)


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