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New digital road signs to issue flood warning

News   •   Feb 29, 2016 10:56 GMT

Four new digital road signs are to be installed in Hunstanton, Heacham and Snettisham this week to warn people of tidal flooding.

The new signs will replace the four manually updated signs that were installed in 2005.

The Environment Agency has been working in collaboration with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and the Norfolk Local Resilience Forum to improve how the public can be warned of tidal flooding.

Sadia Moeed, Operations Manager of the Environment Agency, said: “The new signs are a great addition to our flood warning service and how we warn and inform members of the public to potential tidal flooding.

“The up to date information and improved visibility is a great benefit for the local community and visitors to the area who may not be aware of the flood risk.”

During tidal flood alerts and flood warnings the signs will be illuminated and will give information on high water time and when evacuation is necessary.

The signs will run alongside existing free Environment Agency flood-warning services such as the regional Twitter accounts, Flood Alert App, which is downloadable on smart phones.

People who are at risk of flooding can also register for the flood warning service via the government website.

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