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Village hit by 'imminent' flood warning

A new flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency this evening as West Norfolk and neighbouring areas continue to feel the force of the recent heavy rain.

Officials say Church Lane in Hockwold is among the areas set to be affected under the warning for the Little Ouse River and the River Thet.

The warning, issued shortly after 7pm this evening, said flooding was "expected" and immediate action was needed.

Flood (40158120)
Flood (40158120)

It continued: "River levels are rising at the Abbey Heath river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding (of property) is imminent.

"Further rainfall is forecast tonight, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move family, pets and cars to safety and follow advice from emergency services. Call 999 if in immediate danger."

The warning is set to be updated during the early hours of the morning, or as the situation changes.

A flood warning issued earlier today for the River Nar, affecting parts of Narborough, Marham, Saddlebow, Setch and St Germans also remains in force tonight.

But officials say water levels there are now starting to fall.

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