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Flooding August 2021
As lightning flashes, thunder rumbles around and rain beats on the windows of my office I thought it would be timely to remind you all of the Norfolk Flooding Hotline and some other related topics.
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Flood Warning 5th February 2021

The River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove to Ellingham, including Bungay

Flooding is possible - be prepared

This message has been issued because flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the rest of today, Friday 5th February. River levels remain high. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate and are monitoring river level response. The forecast is dry for today, with further rainfall expected over the weekend. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message by 9am tomorrow.

This information was last updated at 8:09am Friday 5 February 2021

How to plan ahead for flooding

Find out if you’re at risk of flooding and plan what you’ll do.

Find out if you’re at risk

Enter your postcode to find out if you’re in an area at risk from flooding.

Sign up for flood warnings

In many flood risk areas, you can sign up for flood warnings. These warn of the risk of flooding from rivers, the sea and groundwater. You’ll be alerted by phone, email or text when flooding is expected. Flood warnings and alerts are not available in all areas.

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4th February 2021 -Email from County Councillor M Stone:

Dear All

This is the Task force which will bring together all agencies involved with flooding issues with Lord Dannatt at the head.


              “A new taskforce aiming to strengthen Norfolk’s resilience to flooding is to be chaired by former head of the British army Lord Dannatt, it has been revealed. 

Norfolk has suffered from increased flood events in recent months, and calls for coordinated action have grown among residents.  

With an independent figure guiding round-table discussions of the county and district councils, Anglian Water, the Environment Agency, internal drainage boards, and others, it is hoped greater collaboration between the authorities can be fostered.

Lord Dannatt, who will not be paid for the role, said: “Flooding and tidal surges are an increasing threat to the safety and prosperity of people in Norfolk in the coming years so the time is right to address these challenges vigorously.
“On that basis, I am more than happy to accept the invitation to chair the Norfolk Flooding Alliance and bring all interested parties together to develop a strategy for the future. There is no time to lose.”


Kind regards


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