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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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Cromer Pier closed in the interest of public safety following storm damage

Storm surge hits Cromer Pier. Credit: Charlie Crafer

Cromer Pier has been closed in the interests of public safety, as a result of damaged sustained during yesterday's storm.

Elsewhere in North Norfolk, rest centres in Holt and Wells are now shut as they are no longer needed.

The Lighthouse at Walcott remains open and is busy and, as a result, people are being directed, where possible, to Stalham Sports Hall where there is more capacity.

Currently there is a total of 50-60 people based at the Stalham and Walcott centres.

There has been some damage to shops and cafes in Wells, but shop owners are aware and premises are being boarded up.

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