Flood warnings removed for most stretches of east coast

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The site of the Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury, Essex, is still at risk of flooding

A number of flood warnings issued for areas of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk have been removed, with just two left in place.

Early on Wednesday nine flood warnings were issued for the East of England, but the peak has now passed.

The Environment Agency (EA) has told people to expect flooding at spots along the tidal River Yare in Norfolk and Coalhouse Fort in Essex.

It reminded people to take care on waterside roads and paths.

It had also warned people to stay away from coastal paths and piers along the region's coastline, as large waves were expected.

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Flood warnings remain in place for the following areas:

  • Riverside properties along the tidal River Yare including Cantley, Brundall and Reedham in Norfolk
  • Coast at Coalhouse Fort and surrounding marshland at East Tilbury, Essex
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The railway line between Reedham (pictured) and Brundall in Norfolk could be affected by flooding, the Environment Agency warned

The flood warnings have been issued due to higher waters caused by the spring tides over the next few days.

Spring tides occur twice a month, after the new and full moon.

The EA said it would monitor the risk levels and provide regular updates.

It said lower level flood alerts were now in place for a number of places in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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In places where flooding is expected, people are advised to protect themselves and properties by:

  • Turning off the gas, water and electricity
  • Moving any furniture or treasured items upstairs or to safety
  • Taking family, pets and vehicles to safety

For more detailed advice go to the EA website or BBC Bitesize.

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