The Suffolk Resilience Forum is warning residents and businesses in coastal areas to be prepared as severe flood warnings are issued along the east coast.
Specific areas have been identified as being at high risk of flooding, which includes around 1,100 properties, and plans are in place for the evacuation of homes, businesses and other properties in those areas.
There are two times on Friday 13 January when specific locations are at greatest risk of flooding.
Around midday on Friday the Environment Agency is anticipating severe flooding in the following areas:
· Felixstowe Ferry and Bawdsey Quay
· Felixstowe Ferry Hamlet and the Deben Marshes
· Isolated riverside properties on the Deben Estuary
· Tidal Orwell at Ipswich Quay
Where possible, people living in those areas should make arrangements to stay with friends or family outside the affected areas. Alternatively, the Suffolk Resilience Forum has identified rest centres for people who are likely to need to relocate.
A rest centre is being established at Brackenbury Sports Centre High Road East, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9JF and will be open from 8am on Friday 13 January