Flooding hits the East of England

The big clean up is underway after one of the biggest storm surges since 1953 hit the region last week. Thousands were evacuated from their homes and power was lost in many parts of the region. Transport networks also suffered.

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Staff confident Cromer Pier will be open by Thursday

Cromer Pier hit by storm surge.

Staff at Cromer Pier are confident it will be open again by Thursday after it was seriously damaged in the storm surge.

There were fears for the town's Christmas show after holes appeared in the decking and waves entered the pavilion.

Emergency repairs have been taking place over the weekend following a structural survey and a temporary box office is being built in the bar.

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Double decker bus stuck on Osea Island causeway

Double decker bus stranded on Osea Island causeway. Credit: South Woodham Coastguard Rescue Team

Emergency services were called after a bus got stuck on the Osea Island causeway in Essex on Friday evening.

It happened at about 6.30pm. The driver had left the island before the tide went out and drove off the road. The vehicle was recovered the next day, there were no reported injuries.

Double decker bus stranded on Osea Island causeway. Credit: South Woodham Coastguard Rescue Team

Storm surge: Your guide to tonight's high tide times

There are currently no severe flood warnings in the Anglia region, but some flood warnings remain in place across the East for tonight's high tides.

Here is when the tides are expected to come in tonight and into tomorrow morning.

Expected high tide times for Friday night/ Saturday morning.
Expected high tide times for Friday night/ Saturday morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

To see the latest Environment Agency flood warnings click here

Read more: What do the flood warnings mean?

Pictures: Fish evacuated from Norfolk sea life sanctuary

Thousands of fish have been evacuated from a sea life sanctuary in Hunstanton in Norfolk following last night's flooding.

A diver catches the resident green sea turtle, which will be moved to neighboring Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre.
A diver catches the resident green sea turtle, which will be moved to neighboring Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre. Credit: Mark Oakley
A shark is carried to a waiting transport vehicle.
A shark is carried to a waiting transport vehicle. Credit: Mark Oakley
A Turtle is carried out.
A Turtle is carried out. Credit: Mark Oakley

Read more: Sea life centre evacuated after flooding

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Tidal surge: The key facts and figures from Norfolk

It was busy night for Norfolk's emergency services, after a tidal surge battered the county's coastline. Here are the key facts and figures from the last 24 hours:

  • Norfolk Fire and Rescue service attended 116 incidents including nine flood rescues.
  • More than 600 people made use of the various rest centres around the county.
  • 10,000 properties were visited with residents advised to evacuate.
  • Highways assisted with 21 fallen trees and 11 road closures.

Read more: Flooding hits the East of England

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