Norfolk high tides force Walcott residents to spend night in pub

  • 28 November 2011
  • From the section Norfolk

About 16 people had to spend the night in a pub after a sea wall was breached by high seas along the Norfolk coast.

The residents of Walcott were told to leave their seafront homes and caravans and move to the Lighthouse pub as the sea levels rose.

The Environment Agency (EA) had issued flood warnings because a surge of water was due to hit Norfolk on Sunday.

However, there was little flooding of properties and no emergency call-outs.

A yacht club in Brancaster Staithe flooded and in Wells-next-the-Sea water covered the quayside, where cars had been moved to safety.

The surge had also been expected along the Suffolk coast, but there were no later reports of any flooding.

Flood warnings had been put in force in parts of Suffolk, including Lowestoft seafront and docks, Snape, Iken and Southwold and surrounding marshes, but these have now been lifted.

Residents can visit the Environment Agency website for updates and advice.

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