The full extent of last nights record tidal surge across the east coast is starting to be seen across the region.
One of the first places to be hit was King's Lynn on the Wash, where the North Sea topped the flood defences.
Onlookers stood in amazement as the water even reached as far as the town's historic Custom House.
Today the work to clean up the damage left by the flood waters began.
Local resident Michael Pattingal says last night's events in the town made for a frightening scene:
– Michael Pattingal, Local resident
"This wall here, this whole wall here, well the water was seeping through because the police thought that this wall might fall over, so they cleared the area.
"I think it was very scary for them, especially on the square."
The height of the tide was at an unprecedented level in King's Lynn, although the flood defences mainly managed to do a fine job, managing to prevent some water passing through.
However, it was impossible to stop all of the water in its tracks and today the town is assessing the damage left in its wake.