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The Prime Minister has been paying a visit to North Norfolk this morning to see for himself the extent of last week's flood damage.
David Cameron visited Wells-next-the-Sea and spoke to residents whose properties were damaged in the tidal surge. He also thanked the emergency services for their work.
Sea defences managed to prevent the devastation seen further down the coast at Hemsby and Walcott but he insisted that more needed to be done and lessons had to be learnt
Following a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergencies committee, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson warned that the danger was not over:
Charlie Hall, Deputy Chief Constable of Norfolk Police, said that in places the waters exceeded the levels seen in the storm surge of 1953:
The Environment Agency has updated an interactive map showing where the storm has hit hardest. It includes detail on 54 flood warnings, where there is a danger to life, along with 124 flood warnings, and 70 flood alerts.
David Cameron surveyed the extent of the flood damage in north Norfolk today as he visited a town hit by last week's tidal surge.
The Prime Minister met residents of Wells-next-the-Sea whose properties were damaged as the tide reached the highest level on record.
Mr Cameron paid tribute to the emergency services and flood wardens for their response, but said more could be done.
He said: "These were terrible floods and it was a very difficult event but the resilience of people here in Norfolk must be praised."