An estimated 750 properties in Suffolk are reported to have been affected now by flooding during Storm Babet and Storm Ciarán.

The county was battered by heavy rainfall during both storms, which took place on October 20 and November 2. 

Houses and properties were flooded, while cars were submerged under water after rivers burst their banks. 

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Homeowners used sandbags to try and stop their houses floodingHomeowners used sandbags to try and stop their houses flooding (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Suffolk County Council has confirmed they have received 750 reports of flooding at homes and businesses across the county, with that number expected to increase.

Funding for homeowners hit by flooding is now available to those affected through the government's flood recovery framework.

"We are committed to ensuring this vital financial support finds its way into the hands of those who need it," said council leader Matthew Hicks.

"I encourage those who have not yet submitted a report via the reporting tool to do so as soon as possible.”

The council is working with all of the borough councils in the county - Ipswich Borough Council, East Suffolk Council, West Suffolk Council and Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils - to ensure those impacted can begin to access discounts and payments during this month.

The government made the announcement in October. 

Under the financial aid, a grant of £500 for homes and £2,500 per business has been announced to assist with initial recovery costs.

Households and businesses that suffered internal flooding between 19 -25 October due to Storm Babet may be eligible for 100% discount to council tax / business rates for a minimum of three months.

Flooded property owners will also be able to apply for up to £5,000 to help make their homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding.

To access the funding, impacted homes and businesses should report their flood damage.

Anyone yet to report how they have been affected by flooding is urged to report it through Suffolk County Council's online reporting tool, which can be found here.