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Sea surge leaves flooding in its wake

The coast road at Salthouse covered in debris from the storm surge Credit: Robert Greenfield

The North Sea surge may not have overwhelmed defences, but it has left parts of the coastline underwater.

The A149 is closed at Old Woman's Lane in Cley, while the road at Salthouse is covered in debris.

George Baldock tweeted this picture saying the water had dropped overnight but the main road is still flooded.

The A149 is still flooded in places Credit: George Baldock

1am: Jaywick and Clacton escape any major flooding so far in tidal surge in Essex

Jaywick in Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

1am: High tides have passed through Jaywick and Clacton-on-Sea in Essex this morning without any major reports of flooding so far.

Around 200 residents in Jaywick had gathered overnight at a rest centre after villagers were advised to evacuate their properties following warnings the sea water could rise by up to a depth of three metres.

But by one o'clock on Saturday morning the sea wall in the Essex village had still not been breached.


Threat of floods moves down to the Suffolk coast

High tides have arrived in North Suffolk where the Wherry Hotel in Oulton Broad tweeted water levels are rising.

A severe flood warning is in place for Oulton Broad.

Great Yarmouth escapes any major flooding

Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Norfolk town of Great Yarmouth has escaped from the threat of flood tonight.

Whilst water levels on the River Yare were higher, the tide has passed off peacefully.

Credit: ITV News Anglia
Credit: ITV News Anglia

Throughout the day thousands of people were told to evacuate their homes because of the flood risk.

However flood defences seem to have held firm against one the biggest tidal surge to hit the east coast since 2013.

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