Felixstowe Town Council and St John’s Church are arranging a Concert of Memories to commemorate the 1953 North Sea Floods, which claimed 41 lives locally and over 300 people in English coastal towns and villages. The service will be held at the Church on Orwell Road, Felixstowe, on Saturday 27 January 2018 from 6-7pm. All are welcome to attend.
With plans for a multi-million pound scheme in place to protect local properties and businesses from the very real threat of flooding, local schools have risen to the occasion in a challenge to create an eye-catching awareness campaign.
Residents and businesses in Lowestoft are invited to have their say on proposals to reduce flooding from rivers and extreme rainfall, as well comment on the appearance of the permanent defences.
Temporary flood barriers which will reduce the risk of flooding in Lowestoft will be tested next week in readiness for the winter season.
Residents and businesses in Lowestoft will see the chances of future major flooding events significantly reduced, after the Strategic Outline Case was approved for the £32m Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project (LFRMP).
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are advising people to take extra care by the coast.
Residents living along the Suffolk coast south of Lowestoft are being advised that it is now safe to return to their homes – with the exception of the Snape area – following earlier flood warnings.
The Suffolk Resilience Forum is continuing to urge residents and businesses in coastal areas of Suffolk to be prepared as severe flood warnings are issued for the east coast.