July 31 2015 Latest news:
Monday, August 11, 2014
Clean-up operations were continuing this morning after the region was lashed by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha.
With driving rain, and wind gusting at up to 40mph, flash floods were reported across the area, with some properties deluged.
Several events and sporting fixtures had to be called off, among them the It’s a Dog’s Life show, in Great Yarmouth.
Others went ahead, in spite of the downpour. At the Norfolk Showground, more than 6,000 scouts, guides and leaders took part in “Norjam”, while Hemsby lifeboat crew enjoyed their most successful open day ever. And although a thunderstorm caused a brief power cut at Reepham Festival, the show went on.
Among the most severely affected areas were in Mid-Norfolk. At Necton, near Swaffham, several roads were flooded, with water levels approaching properties. In Cromer, Frances Day, 85, of Marrams Avenue, found water cascading into her property.