Five days after the worst tidal surge to hit our region in 60 years, dozens of people are still waiting to return to their homes.
Some businesses fear it could be months before they are back up and running after sewage swept through their properties.
James Mansi from Great Yarmouth is racing to get his house back to normal for his three children for Christmas, but it's a struggle.
The walls and floor are still soaking. Which is no surprise when you wind back five days and see how Bridge Road in Great Yarmouth had become a river.
A foot of water swept through James' home and he was not insured, but he's not feeling sorry for himself.
A few miles away in Lowestoft in Suffolk and every house in St John's Road was flooded, ruined possessions at every front door waiting to be carted off.
Hundreds of homes and businesses were flooded last Thursday in Lowestoft, including the town's only permanent cinema which could be closed for the next three months.
The local MP says Lowestoft flooded in 2007 and now six years later. He says, the town needs to be protected.