Events will be held around the East today to mark 60 years since floods devastated parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. More than 300 people died in the storm, and 24,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. Sea defences were breached in 1200 places due to 100mph gales and 9ft high tides.
Princess Anne will visit Chelmsford Cathedral this morning for a special remembrance service. The service begins at 11.30am, but is invitation only.