In parts of the region, last night's high tide reached record levels.
In fact, in King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth, water levels were higher than those seen in the Great Flood of 1953.
Hundreds of people in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk were evacuated from their homes to escape the predicted flood damage.
Here is a look back at a dramatic 24 hours.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Roberston