The Environment Agency has completed the first stage of repairs to the Colne Barrier in Essex, which protects more than 2,000 homes between Wivenhoe and Colchester from flooding. Thirteen radial gates were removed and refurbished, and the hydraulic system that operates them was overhauled.
The Environment Agency has published online maps to show people living by the sea how they could be affected by coastal erosion.
The maps also show how the coast is being managed and what defences are in place. Although few households are at risk, consequences can be serious.