Several flood alerts are in place around Suffolk as the county continues to reel from the impact of Storm Henk. 

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the whole of Suffolk as further downpours are affecting the county on Thursday.

Several areas around the county could face flooding, with a flood warning in place for the River Brett from Lavenham to Higham. 

Minor flooding was expected in the area around the River Brett on Wednesday.

River levels are beginning to drop but will remain changeable if further rain falls. 

The areas most at risk are Lavenham, Brent Eleigh, Monks Eleigh, Chelsworth, Semer, Ash St, Kersey Mill, Hadleigh, Upper Layham, and Shelley including the A1071 at Hadleigh and the A1141.

East Anglian Daily Times: Several areas around Suffolk could flood todaySeveral areas around Suffolk could flood today (Image: Environment Agency)

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Flood alerts have been issued for several other rivers, including:

  • The Little Ouse River and River Thet in Suffolk and Norfolk
  • The River Lark
  • The Rattlesden River and River Gipping through Stowmarket and Needham Market to Ipswich
  • The Rivers Blyth and Walpole, including the Chediston, Bramfield and and Wrentham watercourses
  • The River Box and River Brett
  • The River Deben
  • The River Stour from Sudbury to Dedham
  • The River Waveney
  • The River Dove

The Environment Agency said: "River levels are falling steadily but remain high following heavy rainfall from Storm Henk.

"Flooding is expected.

"The forecast is for further rainfall this evening, and into Friday, and river levels will react again."

Those passing near rivers are warned to take care on roads and footpaths and avoid walking or driving through flood water.

The Environment Agency is monitoring the situation and not expecting it to escalate, and will issue updates for the affected areas throughout the day.