Severe weather: Updates from East Anglia on 5 and 6 December

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Last updated 5 December 2013

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Good afternoon. With severe weather expected this afternoon and tonight, we'll be bringing you the latest updates from across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

We'd love to hear your comments and see your pictures - you can email them to us or tweet us at @BBCNorfolk @BBCSuffolk and @BBCEssex.

BREAKING

STANDARD 1423 Norfolk evacuation

Norfolk Police has sent an alert to Twitter users saying: "Around 9,000 properties being visited by police officers and staff to advise on plans for imminent evacuation."

The latest updates can be viewed here.

STANDARD 1427 Bridge over troubled water?

BBC Radio Norfolk reporter Andrew Turner took this picture of the Haven Bridge at Great Yarmouth this morning.

Haven Bridge

How are conditions where you are? Get in touch at east.newsonline@bbc.co.uk.

STANDARD 1436 Suffolk shelters

The Suffolk Resilience Forum has announced five shelters which will be open from 16:00.

They are Waterlane Leisure Centre, in Lowestoft; Leiston Leisure Centre; Brackenbury Sports Centre, in Felixstowe; Southwold Sports Pavilion and Carlton Colville Village Hall.

STANDARD 1454 Sandbags going fast

Free sand and sandbags being handed out by Great Yarmouth Borough Council are going fast.

Leader Trevor Wainwright says the authority has ordered 50,000 sandbags, but 20,000 have already been taken by members of the public in two hours.

STANDARD 1459 Southwold waves

Lesley in Southwold told BBC Radio Suffolk: "It's very dark and people are starting to move away from the seafront.

"The waves aren't huge but I know those waves do pick up very, very quickly and get very, very large."