Severe Weather Warnings Issued After Flash Floods Hit The UK, 2017

Thousands of people across the UK are in fear today that their homes may be at risk amid weather warnings issued after flash floods hit the UK. Evacuation plans are underway today for around 2,500  residents in Jaywick , Essex along with 5,000 properties in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk that are said to be at risk.

The Environment Agency issue severe Flood Warnings


The highest possible alert has been issued by the Environment Agency today for coastal areas of Norfolk and Suffolk. Spring tides and a tidal surge combined with gale force winds are expected to cause large waves and spray resulting in potential damage to flood defences which will result in damage to property.

The Ministry of Defense has deployed over 100 soldiers from the Catterick army base to Skegness and Lincolnshire where about 3,000 residents have been urged to leave their homes or move upstairs. Elsewhere in Lincolnshire the Army remain on alert and 7 Schools are now closed.

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The Environment Agency has issued warning in the following areas:

  • Felixstowe Ferry & Bawdsey Quay
  • Isolated riverside properties on the Deben Estuary
  • Felixstowe Ferry Hamlet and the Deben Marshes
  • The coast from Clacton to Lee Wick
  •  Tidal River Orwell at Ipswich Quay
  • Tidal River Stour at Mistley, including the Quay and The Walls
  • West Mersea, The Strood and adjacent marshland

To check if you are at risk of flooding check the flood line 


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Snow arrives at Heathrow, London

With the arrival of snow in London, Heathrow Airport has grounded over 80 flights as the impact of the snow and wind is set to continue to disrupt services. Gatwick Airport have also had to cancel 4 flights after Severe weather warnings have been issued by the Met Officeacross the Country for high winds, snow and ice. The Airlines have advised passengers to check their websites before travelling to the airport.

A British Airways aircraft takes off after snowfall at Heathrow airport in London January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall

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Being prepared as Weather Warnings Issued After Flash Floods Hit The UK

Environment Agency teams have moved 5,200 metres of temporary barriers and 25 pumps to depots and towns including Newcastle upon Tyne, Blythe, Great Yarmouth, Chelmsford, Rye and Trustthorpe and South Ferriby in Lincolnshire. The Hull tidal barrier was in operation on Thursday evening, while all east coast flood gates have been closed, the agency said.

The public are being advised not to take unnecessary risks in order to get close to the floods or take photographs. Instead think about what you need to do to be prepared , if you need vital foods or medicines before the storms arrive. Children and the elderly are said to be most at risk and are advised to keep their heating on to a minimum of 18 degrees and wear lots of warm layers.

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If you are moving home during a Flood