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Flooding hits the East of England

The big clean up is underway after one of the biggest storm surges since 1953 hit the region last week. Thousands were evacuated from their homes and power was lost in many parts of the region. Transport networks also suffered.

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Severe flood warning areas revealed

The calm before the storm in West Mersea, Essex. Credit: Steve Smith

The worst coastal surge in more than 60 years could lead to "significant" flooding off coastal areas, officials have warned.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued 28 severe flood warnings - the highest possible warning, meaning floods could endanger people's lives.

Here is a list of the 22 places in, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk that have been issued severe flood warnings:

1: The Essex coast from Clacton to Lee Wick.

2: The Norfolk coast at Walcott.

3: Some riverside properties on the estuary of the River Deben in Suffolk.

4: Waterside properties in Mistley, Essex and Brantham, Suffolk.

5: The quay area in Ipswich, Suffolk.

6: Felixstowe Ferry and the quay at Bawdsey in Suffolk.

7: The Deben Marshes, near to Felixstowe Ferry, in Suffolk.

8: West Mersea, The Strood and adjacent marshland, in Essex.

9: Southwold and surrounding marshes in Suffolk.

10: The villages of Snape and Iken and surrounding marshland in Suffolk.

11: The Suffolk village of Blythburgh.

12: The seaside area of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness in Suffolk.

13: The Riverside Business Park and Kirkley near Lowestoft in Suffolk.

14: Oulton Broad near Lowestoft in Suffolk.

15: The south bank of Lake Lothing, Bourne Business Park and Mutford Lock, near Lowestoft in Suffolk.

16: The north bank of Lake Lothing, near Lowestoft in Suffolk.

17: Parts of the River Bure in Norfolk.

18: Lowestoft seafront and docks, in Suffolk.

19: Four severe flood warnings for different parts of the River Yare in and around Great Yarmouth.

20: The north Norfolk coast at Salthouse.

21: The north Norfolk coast at Blakeney.

22: The north Norfolk coast at Wells quay.

You can see the latest Environment Agency flood warnings here

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