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Cambridgeshire and Norfolk flood-risk homes get alerts

About 3,000 properties at risk of flooding in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk are to receive automatic warnings when the danger is considered high.

The Environment Agency has extended its free Floodline warnings service to the Hundred Foot Washes areas of the Fens.

Homes and businesses will be added to the opt-out telephone service from mid-March.

Those choosing to take the service receive a call informing them when flooding is expected.

The telephone message will also tell residents what actions they should take and where they can find further information.

Extending the service to more "at-risk" homes was one of the key recommendations of the independent Pitt Review into the summer 2007 floods in the UK.

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