Properties in South Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Caister, Southtown and Cobholm areas are being evacuated from 10am this morning with additional police resources drafted in alongside military personnel to visit those homes directly affected – this is about 5,000 properties.
Rest centres have been set up in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston – Cliff Park Academy, Kennedy Avenue, Gorleston, NR31 6TA, will be open from 10am and dedicated to vulnerable members of the community. Ormiston Venture Academy, Oriel Avenue, Gorleston, NR31 7JJ, and Christ Church, King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2HL, will both open from 12pm (midday) today.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is making available a limited supply of sand and empty bags at the below locations. People who want sandbags will be required to fill the bags themselves with the sand provided. Please bring a spade. The pick-up points will be operational from 10am this morning.
- Brush Quay, Gorleston
- Beach Coach Station car park, Great Yarmouth
- The car park at Cobholm, off Pasteur Road, close to Topps Tiles
- South Quay, opposite Friars Lane, Great Yarmouth
- Runham, on the corner of Runham Road and North River Road