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Moving to Great Yarmouth

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1. Posted by lmickey (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

My family and I will be moving to the Great Yarmouth, England area....Yarmouth is beautiful, but coming from Southern Louisiana, USA we are a little concerned with flooding. We don't want a long commute to work, does anyone have any recommendations about where in the area is more suitable?

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Jun-2009, at 14:10 by lmickey ]

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I don't know the area so I cannot really comment, but thought that maybe you should know of this website. As you can see, the UK has a fairly elaborate early warning system in place. While it cannot stop a flood, it at least can prevent nasty consequences like in the US.

3. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Great Yarmouth is on the East Coast. It very rarely floods there, although the closeby cliffs are corroding at a rapid pace and some of the houses along the shoreline are literally worthless.
Norfolk has a very good water basin, thus - the whole county isn't subjected to much flooding at all.
From Great Yarmouth, you are just a short commute ride away from the County City of Norwich. Lovely place - and the job opportunities are good, in many fields of industry.
Good luck with your new venture.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Jun-2009, at 06:05 by Redpaddy ]

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I'll second Redpaddy on that - Norwich would be a top choice. If you're after a smaller place, the market towns like Beccles and Bungay are worth a look too.