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21st April 2019

Flood warnings: Ipswich, Deben and Felixstowe


A further four severe flood warnings relating to the eastern area of the county of Suffolk have recently been issued by the Environment Agency and the Suffolk Resilience Forum is now working through plans for the following areas.

• Tidal Orwell, Ipswich
• Felixstowe Ferry and Bawdsey Quay
• Isolated riverside properties on the Deben Estuary
• Felixstowe Ferry Hamlet and the Deben Marshes

David Skevington, Assistant Chief Constable Suffolk Constabulary said: “The most recent modelling by the Environment Agency has made it clear that areas of the Suffolk Coastline and surrounding residential and commercial properties are likely to be affected by flood waters. Officers from agencies across the county are working together to ensure the risk to residents in those areas is kept to a minimum. It is important that residents listens to the advice and direction that is given to them by officers on the ground and take the appropriate action.

“Rest centres are being set up to ensure there is somewhere safe for people to remain for the duration of the incident.

“We anticipate a number of roads will be closed later today due to flooding. I would urge people to monitoring the local media and the environment agency website to ensure they keep up to date with any developments. ”

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