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.
A rescue centre has taken in more than 100 seal pups orphaned by the recent floods.
The Prime Minister has been to the East today to see for himself the impact of last week's storm.
Sean Harford, the Ofsted Regional Director for the East of England, says that the region's schools are "falling behind" the rest of the country.
He admits that improvements are being made, but wants to see faster progress in order to bridge the gap.
Sean Harford was speaking in the ITV News Anglia studio this afternoon.
Click below to watch our full interview with Sean Harford
The Schools inspector, Ofsted has published its first report reviewing education standards across the East of England.
It's found children in this region have among the lowest chances of attending a good school, with primary schools performing the worst in the country.
The region's secondary schools are also falling behind.
Julie Branch, Headteacher at Holywell Primary School in Cambridgeshire, thinks some schools will struggle to meet Ofsted's standards.
"Getting rid of 'satisfactory' was probably a good idea, although the number of schools becoming 'requires improvement', which is what they've replaced it with because they're not yet 'good', is extremely challenging.
"Some of the issues around the data that they're wanting on the children's progress, and the way that's measured, can feel hard to achieve for some schools but it is right.
"You want your child to be in a good school, schools want to be good and there's a job that needs to be done."
Ofsted has today published its first ever report reviewing education standards in the East, and the region's primary schools in particular have come in for criticism.
The Annual report says that children in the East have a lower chance of attending a good or better school than other areas of the country.
In fact, primary schools in this region are said to be performing worse than any other region in England, with over half of the local authority areas in the East below the national average for good or better primary schools.
Secondary schools are also thought to be struggling, although improvements are beginning to be noticed thanks to a rise in the percentage of good or outstanding schools in the region compared to this time last year.
Finally, the report states that leadership and management of schools are the worst in the country.
Compared to the national level of 82%, only 76% of Eastern schools are said to be led well.
Sean Harford, Ofsted Regional Director for the East of England, said that he was concerned with the findings:
“While secondary schools in this region are closing the education gap with national performance, this cannot be said for primary schools. The picture for primary aged children is dire.
“Despite the relative affluence of the region, primary school pupils in the East of England have one of the lowest chances of attending a good school in the country.
"It cannot be right that nearly 250,000 children are going to a school that is not good enough. Improvements must be made and made quickly if children are to have a better starting chance.
“Leadership and management are also the worst overall in the country. As Regional Director for the East of England I am determined to focus minds through our inspection and improvement work.
"Ofsted inspectors will monitor, challenge and support those institutions that are underperforming and we will not walk away until education standards improve in the region.”
Education standards in the East of England will be put in the spotlight today, when Ofsted publishes its annual report.
It will say that primary schools in the region are performing worse than in other parts of the country.
To get you in the mood here are a couple of Christmas reports from the Anglia Archives.
The first is from 2009 when Becky and Jonathan visited Dunston Hall Hotel complete with Turkey, games and a choir!
The second is from 2011 when Jonathan visited Michelin star chef Galton Blackiston at his Morston Hall Hotel and got some top tips for the perfect Christmas lunch.
An emergency recovery fund is being set up in Great Yarmouth, to help those most affected by last week's tidal surge.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council said it will use some of its reserves, to help people who have lost their homes.
A leaflet explaining how people can apply for help is being delivered to residents. They are also applying to the Environment Agency for a grant to help with clear-up costs.
Thieves have stolen belongings salvaged from a home which fell into the sea after a tidal surge hit the east coast.
Three homes were destroyed and four others "seriously undermined" as waves ravaged the village of Hemsby in Norfolk on Thursday night.
But while residents formed human chains and battled to save whatever possessions they could as the homes slipped over the cliff edge, suspects made off with valuables which had been rescued.
Norfolk Police said the offenders struck at some point between 10pm on Thursday and 11.30am on Sunday.
A police spokesman said: "They entered the shed on The Marrams and removed a carrier bag of items that had been saved from a bungalow falling into the sea.
"Items taken include a gold necklace, three watches, a digital camera and a camcorder.
"There were many members of the public in the area offering assistance over the course of the weekend and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around the bungalow or adjacent sheds at the time of the incident."
After the region was hit with a severe storm surge last week, a wildlife centre in Kings Lynn say they're now in crisis with hundreds of injured seals needing rehabilitation.
The East Winch Wildlife Centre are asking visitors to the area to not interfere with the pups and to allow the colony to recover naturally. Staff at the centre are urging for help and donations, as they're now at full capacity.