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‘Dramatic’ Weekend As Suffolk’s Coast Is Hit By Erosion

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People have had to be evacuated from Pakefield, as the Suffolk coast was again battered by the force of the sea.

Strong winds caused high tides and large waves, with the  HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Suffolk’s Fire and Rescue Service at Pakefield Caravan Park in Arbour Lane to help move people away from danger on Friday (24th November) night.

Part of a road in front of the clifftop caravans collapsed onto the beach below – leaving  some vans dangerously close to the edge and several people were evacuated.
HM Coastguard Lowestoft added on social media that: “the beach at the bottom of the steps at Arbor Lane, has now mostly washed away. There is now a drop onto what’s left of the beach.”

The cliff erosion exposed a World War Two  ‘bomb’ – which was made safe when the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team identified the find, as being an old minesweeping marker – and a controlled explosion was carried out for safety purposes.

Pictured above is the now safe World War Two minesweeper marker. In a social media post, HM Coastgaurd Lowestoft said that it had been a ‘dramtic weekend’.

Elsewhere, roads in Oulton Broad and Beccles were also left flooded Friday  – with other roads again being affected by surface water flooding.

Meanwhile, persistemt rain expected Monday (27th November) could also led to some surface water flooded. Wet weather in October and now this month has left the ground saturated. It could also turn colder and wintry later this week, listen to East Suffolk One for the latest local weather weather forecast.

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