Search

11 flood alerts remain in place for Norfolk and Waveney as Storm Eleanor hits region

The A1101 is closed at Welney due to flooding. Picture: Ian Burt

The A1101 is closed at Welney due to flooding. Picture: Ian Burt

Archant 2017

Flood alerts are still in place across Norfolk and Waveney as Storm Eleanor continues to batter the region.

The fifth-named storm of the year has caused disruption across East Anglia, bringing down trees, causing power cuts and disrupting rail travel.

MORE: Storm Eleanor causes disruption across Norfolk

A Met Office weather warning for strong remains in place until 7pm and there are still 11 flood alerts in place in Norfolk and Waveney. There are:

• The Hundred Foot Washes;

• The Little Ouse and River Thet;

• The River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove to Ellingham, including Bungay;

• The Rivers Blyth and Walpole and Chediston, Bramfield and Wrentham watercourses;

• The Suffolk Coast at Southwold;

• The tidal River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water;

• The tidal River Yare, from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water;

• The tidal Rivers Bure, Ant and Thurne;

• The River Yare at Norwich, from Cringleford to Trowse Newton;

• The River Wensum from New Costessey to Thorpe Bridge at Norwich;

• The Rivers Tud and Wensum from Fakenham to Costessey, including Wendling Beck.

Richard Jones, a forecaster at UEA-based Weatherquest, said the maximum wind gust recorded in Norfolk last night was 66mph at Marham in west Norfolk.

“Generally through the afternoon and by this evening’s rush hour we should see the wind’s ease, but it will still be blustery with wind gusts of up to 35 to 40mph,” he added.

Other news

44 minutes ago

A busy hospital is to revamp part its emergency department to the tune of nearly £1m amid increased pressures on its services.

13:00

A high school in Norfolk which inspectors say is driven by “high aspirations” is celebrating a positive watchdog report.

Norfolk and Waveney is perhaps one of the best areas in country for seeing the natural world up close.

He loves a bit of fuss and attention – and now Reg wants to show someone his cuddly side in his quest for permanent new home.

Most Read

Yesterday, 08:55

A man has been arrested after driving a stolen tractor through a town centre.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:21

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Read more
Clive Lewis
08:59

Snow could be on its way to Norfolk on Sunday as the temperatures plummet to below freezing overnight.

Read more
West Norfolk
10:30

The Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership, which worked to reconnect people with the Brecks, has created a leaflet of walking trails for people to explore the beauty and diversity of the area.

Read more
United Kingdom
Yesterday, 11:05

A consumer group has said two Norfolk postcodes are among the worst in the country for cash machine provision.

Read more
United Kingdom

Local Weather

Snow

Snow

max temp: 2°C

min temp: 2°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter