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Coastal flood sirens to be saved

Most of the coastal flood warning sirens in Norfolk are to be reinstated after being officially withdrawn.

The Environment Agency said the 60-year-old sirens were obsolete and warnings could be better issued via telephone, text and its website.

But following a consultation, the Norfolk Fire and Community Protection Review Panel agreed to recommendations to scrap only 17 of the 57 sirens.

The sirens due to be scrapped will be kept for spares to repair others.




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