Search

North Norfolk coast avoids flooding, despite warnings

07:05 15 January 2016

Flood warnings at Walcott.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Flood warnings at Walcott. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2013

Despite flood warnings and alerts for the Norfolk coast which was expected to be one of the worst hit areas with high winds and high tides, the evening has passed without flooding.

Flood warnings at Walcott.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYFlood warnings at Walcott. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Flood alerts were issued for Southwold, Lowestoft to Bawdsey, Sheringham to Winterton, Old Hunstanton to Cley, Salthouse, east Cley, Great Yarmouth and the tidal River Yare.

A flood warning, meaning flooding is expected, was also issued for the stretch of coast from Keswick to Walcott with high tide at around 9.30am this evening .

Waves were expected to be between 4.5 and five metres high combined with high winds of up to 70mph along the coast.

The main coast road through Walcott, although sprayed with water, was kept open and one brave soul was even spotted taking their dog for a walk.

The morning high tide hits Walcott.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYThe morning high tide hits Walcott. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Steve Bullimore, landlord of The Lighthouse Inn pub which is used as an evacuation point, also reported that some people had gathered there who did not feel safe in their homes, but no one had been officially evacuated.

Tony Garbutt, senior coastal operations officer for the coastguard in north Norfolk, said: “It has not been as bad as expected. In the morning we will send our vehicle to check on the morning tide and also check in with the flood wardens in Walcott.”

The Mundesley Inshore Lifeboat Crew also reported at Eccles-on-Sea things had remained calmer than first thought with water only just reaching the ramp. In Happisburgh the high tide was also reported to have passed without incident,

Walcott suffered flooding after a storm surge in 2007 and 2013 which left dozens of homes and business damaged.

Related articles

4 comments

  • ...."Steve Bullimore, landlord of The Lighthouse Inn pub which is used as an evacuation point, also reported that some people had gathered there who did not feel safe in their homes"......Perhaps they had a couple of drinks while they were there...just to steady their nerves.

    Report this comment

    Rhombus

    Friday, January 15, 2016

  • No flooding? Blimey, we can almost hear the EDP hacks on their knees praying for some - why should those lucky reporters make their name in the LakeDistrict. It's not fair, they cry.

    Report this comment

    arfur

    Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • According to the Met Office these should only be 14mph winds! If only, my fence has gone down!

    Report this comment

    Paul Radbourne

    Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • Storm blowing well in Lowestoft this evening, sea very choppy.

    Report this comment

    Grey Fox

    Thursday, January 14, 2016

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other news

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A man has been evicted from a hospital after refusing to leave his bed for two years despite being fit for discharge.

43 minutes ago
Hamilton House, Lowestoft.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Redevelopment of a landmark building by a community healthcare provider could bring new jobs and improved services to the area, according to its chief executive.

12:20
Suffolk police. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a robbery in Lowestoft.

07:30
Cathy Ryan will be running 3 marathons in 3 countries to raise money. She trains alongside her dog Bess.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

For many people, running a marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement.

Most Read

00:00
North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend at Sheringham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk and Suffolk seaside communities to benefit from government grant which could unlock treasure trove

Read more
Tom FitzPatrick
Yesterday, 09:30
Students at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy collect their GCSE results. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:29
The A12 has been closed at Wangford following a serious collision.

The A12 near Wangford has reopened following a serious collision this morning.

Read more
Suffolk Police
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A man has been evicted from a hospital after refusing to leave his bed for two years despite being fit for discharge.

Read more
NHS
Wed, 07:00
Sarah Wright and her family, husband Stuart, and children, from left, front, Connor, three; Lucas, six;  Logan, one; and Lacey, eight; and back, Rhianna, nine.. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A loving mother-of-five, who embarked on a fund-raising campaign to support her family’s future, has died.

Read more
Facebook

Most Commented

00:00
North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend at Sheringham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk and Suffolk seaside communities to benefit from government grant which could unlock treasure trove

Read more
Tom FitzPatrick
Yesterday, 09:30
Students at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy collect their GCSE results. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 4°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up