Severe flooding – danger to life

Severe flood warning in force now

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warningWe are currently experiencing high tide levels due to a combination of spring tides and a tidal surge. The gale force winds will cause large waves and sea spray resulting in potential damage to flood defences and flooding of property. Hazardous conditions are likely and you are advised to take care near coastal defences and avoid coastal paths and promenades. The forecast high water is due at Lowestoft at 9:45pm on Friday 13th January 2017. High water is expected at Snape and Iken around 3.5hrs later at 1:15am on Saturday. The forecast tide level is 2.96 m AODN, with a 1.81m surge. The forecast wind direction is North North Westerly at Force 8. mAODN is a standard measure used across the UK for height above average sea level. It is different to Chart Datum. Properties are at risk at Snape Maltings, Priory Road and The Street at Snape and surrounding marshland. This warning is in force until 3:30am on Saturday 14th January.

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