East coast storms

The East coast is bracing itself for storms today. The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings and alerts for Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Abrupt end to Indian summer as the East gets battered by storms

Dozens of homes were evacuated today as flood alerts hit the East.

The coastline of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex has been battered by high winds and huge waves as the Indian summer abruptly - and in some places violently - turned to autumn.

The strong winds caused some damage to buildings and brought disruption to rail, road and air services.

Malcolm Robertson reflects on an extraordinary day of weather.

For the latest weather forecast for the Anglia region, click here.

Communities remain on flood watch

One flood warning remains in place this evening after a day of high winds and rain along the East coast.

While the worst of the weather appears to have left Norfolk and Suffolk, the Environment Agency is still urging communities close to the waterfront in Maldon and the Hythe to prepare for flooding.

Lesser "flood alerts" are also in place across all three counties.

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Homes evacuated during tidal surge

Flood alerts are in place along the East coast as high winds and heavy rain continue to batter the region.

Some residents in the Norfolk coastal village of Walcott were this morning forced to evacuate their homes after the Environment Agency issued a flood warning.

A similar tidal surge has been forecast at Maldon in Essex for later this afternoon.

Malcolm Roberston sent us this report from the Norfolk coast.

Advice issued as Essex prepares for floods

Communities in Maldon, in Essex, are being advised to move pets to safety, avoid coastal paths and promenades, and postpone road journeys where possible.

It comes as the Environment Agency issued flood warnings for Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

High tide is expected in Maldon just before 5pm.

The Environment Agency is warning that businesses and homes alongs the waterfront and The Hythe could be at risk.

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Storms cause disruption on roads

High winds and rain are causing disruption on the roads along the East coast.

Fallen trees are currently blocking roads at:

Shatter Road, Layer Breton, near Colchester, in Essex.

Southwood Road, Breighton, near Acle, in Norfolk.

West Hanningfield Road, Howe Green, near Chelmsford, in Essex.

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