How the Environment Agency manages flood risk across Norfolk and Suffolk, Ipswich

9 March, 2016 | 18:30 - 19:30

River Blyth at Walberswick 2013.
River Blyth at Walberswick 2013.

About this event

On the 5th and 6th of December 2013, Norfolk and Suffolk experienced the largest tidal surge along parts of the east coast since the devastating floods of 1953. This was something the EA had planned and trained for, but hoped we would not see in our lifetime.

The tidal surge tested the durability and adequacy of our flood defences and our response teams around the coastline of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Over 500 homes and businesses flooded across Norfolk and Suffolk, (and Essex), however our defences protected over 68,000 properties. The new Catchment Engineer for Norfolk and Suffolk, Guy Russell, will explain using photographs and diagrams how a number of different teams of EA staff prepare for and manage events such as this.


For more information, please contact:

Ian Henderson