Flood Warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency at 10.18am and 10.19am today, Sunday 27th December.
- The tidal River Yare from Thorpe St Andrew to Loddon.
- Riverside properties along the tidal River Yare including Cantley, Brundall and Reedham.
Flooding is expected from Sunday 27th December through to Monday 28th December. Water levels are already rising and there are concerns regarding increased water levels as a result of a natural-tide locking effect in the Norfolk Broads.
Flood warnings have been sent direct to everyone registered with Floodline Warnings Direct in the areas affected: Brundall, Thorpe St Andrew, Reedham, Limpenhoe and Cantley. Roads include the A47, B1140 and the railway between Great Yarmouth and Brundall.
A combination of tide locking and high fluvial flows into the Broads will see high water levels around High Water from late evening on the 27th December into the early hours of Monday 28th December. These high levels are expected continue for the next few days. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area, over the next few hours.
What the Environment Agency is doing
The EA incident room and duty team are operating remotely. They are monitoring rainfall and river levels across the area and responding to the incident as it evolves.
If you are concerned, check your local flood risk at www.gov.uk/floodsdestroy. People can also sign up for free flood warnings either on our website or by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
Please take care on waterside roads and footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger.