Flooding at Southwold harbour as remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the region
PUBLISHED: 10:07 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:11 22 October 2014
Much of Southwold harbour is under water this morning due to a combination of a tidal surge and high winds as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the region.
The Harbour Inn closed at 6pm last night in preparation for the predicted flood.
Owner Nick Attfield reported via Twitter that the pub’s kitchen was flooded shortly before 10pm last night. He added that two large pieces of landing stage had also broken free and were floating towards the building.
The Southwold and Reydon Community Emergency Group was on standby last night.
Simon Tobin, chairman of the group, said: “We were monitoring the situation and we were happy that we didn’t need to be activated.”
The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for Southwold and Blythburgh, which will remain in force until 10.30am this morning.
Its website said flooding was expected for the Southwold Harbour area, Ferry Road, the bottom of Queens Road and Constitution Hill, North Road, the bottom of Pier Avenue and Mights Road in Southwold and Bridge Road and Hillside Road in Reydon.
Warnings are still in place this morning for Blythburgh and marshes upstream of A12 and the north bank of Lake Lothing in Lowestoft.
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