Floods of 1953

In the dead of a winter's night 60 years ago a storm surge pushed down the North Sea bringing devastating floods to the East coast. It came with little warning and more than 300 people were killed in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

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Sixty years on from the floods

Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of one of the darkest stories in this region's history, the great floods which killed more than 300 people in our region and left forty thousand homeless.

On that night in 1953, the forecast gave no clue of what was to come. No-one predicted the storm surge that would cause such horrific devastation.

Claire McGlasson reports.

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