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Second flood warning for Essex and Suffolk coasts
A SECOND flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.
The rise of two and a half meters is expected at around 1.15pm on Wednesday, October 17 and could cause flooding along the Suffolk and Essex Coast from Felixstowe to Clacton including Orwell and Stour Estuaries.
Sandbags have been placed near Trinity House in Harwich to prevent any flooding, which is possible with the wind strength at force 5.
An alert was issued for around 1.20am on Wednesday, October 17, as well but no flooding occurred.
A flood alert is the lowest warning category from the agency and means flooding is possible and residents should be prepared.
The next category is a flood warning meaning action is needed as flooding is expected, while the highest category is a severe flood warning meaning there could be a danger to life.
No warnings or severe warnings have been issued for the area.