Volunteers from St John Ambulance have been called in to support the evacuation of residents from around 60 streets in Jaywick this evening.
Residents have been advised to leave their homes as part of an evacuation of properties identified to be at risk, after the Environment Agency issued a severe flood warning for the area.
St John Ambulance has provided four ambulances and eight first aiders. The crews will be helping transport people from the area, particularly the elderly, to alternative accommodation or to the rest centre set up at Clacton County High School.
Families left homeless in Norfolk after last week's tidal surge have described how community support has helped them through the ordeal.
The Suffolk Resilience Forum has formally called an end to the major incident that was declared in response to the tidal surge.
Thinking about returning home after the floods? Get the latest advice from Suffolk Coastal District Council.