Press release

New digital road signs warn of flooding along North Norfolk coast

Four digital road signs to warn of tidal flooding are being installed in Hunstanton, Heacham and Snettisham next week.

The Environment Agency has been working with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and the Norfolk Local Resilience Forum to improve how we warn and inform the public of tidal flooding.

The new LED signs will be brighter, more visible to motorists and provide timely information to residents and visitors. They replace 4 manually updated signs that were installed in 2005.

The signs will be illuminated when tidal flood alerts and flood warnings are issued, and provide information on high water time and when evacuation is necessary. These signs complement the Environment Agency’s existing free flood warning service that anyone can register for.

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.

You can check to see if you are at risk of flooding or to register for the flood warning service visit www.gov.uk/flood or call Floodline Warnings Direct on 0345 988 1188.

The Environment Agency also has a SMART phone App called Flood Alert which you can download for free to your phone or via Facebook.

You can also follow the regional Twitter account at www.twitter.com/EnvAgencyAnglia for updates throughout the year.