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Flood warnings in force across Suffolk

Vehicles stranded in Lower Road, Lavenham

Vehicles stranded in Lower Road, Lavenham

The Environment Agency has active flood alerts and warnings in place for most of the rivers in Suffolk.

A Flood warning remains in force for the River Kennett from Ousden to Freckenham.

The agency has said that water levels have started to fall but remain high.

There are flood alerts in place for the rest of the Rivers Lark and Kennett, including through Mildenhall and Barton Mills, Rattlesden River and River Gipping through and including in Stowmarket and Needham Market.

There are also flood alerts for the rest Little Ouse and River Thet through Thetford, Euston and Ixworth, and Rivers Box and Brett from Cockfield, through Hadleigh and Lavenham.

The Environment Agency has said water levels in the rivers Lark and the remainder of the Kennett are falling in the upper reaches of the river but continue to rise in the lower reaches.

Water levels in Rattlesden River and the River Gipping have stabilised but remain high.

For the latest flood warnings visit the Environment Agency website

The met office has no weather warnings in force for Suffolk and Norfolk, though there are yellow ‘be aware’ warnings for rain today, and Sunday for the rest of southern England to the south and west of us.

The met office has said there will be frequent heavy and squally showers and some bands of more persistent rain too today.

The office has also warned that the public should be aware that further disruption due to flooding is likely.

For the latest weather warnings visit the Met Office website

For the impact of flooding on homes, schools and roads see our main flood story

 

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