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
Five days after the worst tidal surge to hit our region in 60 years, dozens of people are still waiting to return to their homes.
King's Lynn was one of the first places hit by yesterday's tidal surge, where the North Sea topped the town's flood defences.
The beach huts on Southwold seafront were damaged large waves during last night's storm.