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Environment Agency still monitoring West Norfolk coast conditions, but no further evacuations expected



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Environment Agency officials say they are continuing to monitor conditions around West Norfolk's coastline, despite the area escaping widespread flooding so far.

Although this morning's high tides did not reach the heights which had been feared, flood alerts remain in place for the tides tonight and tomorrow.

In a statement this afternoon, the agency said: "This morning's tide came in lower than expected and there have been no reports of property flooding in Hunstanton.

Hunstanton at high tide. (18211918)
Hunstanton at high tide. (18211918)

"The Environment Agency and its partners continue to work together to prepare their response to Wednesday morning's high tide.

"At this stage we are not anticipating further evacuations however, we are closely monitoring the situation."

Yesterday, the agency issued a precautionary evacuation notice for residents and caravan owners in the Snettisham, Heacham and Hunstanton areas because of the expected risk of flooding from strong winds and higher than usual tides.

Hunstanton at high tide. (18211919)
Hunstanton at high tide. (18211919)

West Norfolk Council said seven people and six dogs used a rest centre set up at Hunstanton Community Centre.



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