Storm surge: Looking back at a dramatic 24 hours in the East

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.

In Essex and Suffolk the highest point was just below those recorded 60 years ago.

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

Read more: Flooding hits the East of England

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Clean-up after the storm

The clean-up operation is underway after communities in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk are counting the cost of the largest storm surge in 60 years.