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Witnesses express sadness as Hemsby homes lost to the sea

Witnesses have today been expressing their sadness after last night's tidal surge ripped through the Norfolk village of Hemsby.

Several homes were destroyed by the surge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Several homes were destroyed by the large waves.

The sun sets over Hemsby today following last night's devastation. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Robin Adams lost his holiday home in the surge. He says that he has never seen a storm like yesterday's in his life:

Robin Adams, pictured wearing the cap, looks out to sea. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I've seen storms before, but this was relentless."

"The sand and the dunes were just being eaten up."

"It was a dramatic event, but obviously I've lost my holiday home and those memories are gone now. It's very sad."

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