A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Riverside properties in Chelmsford, including the cricket ground.
Flooding is expected for the riverside areas of Chelmsford town centre, including Central Park and Admirals Park, the cricket ground and Court industrial estate. Also properties in Shrublands Close, Chaucer Road and Andrews Place.
The show must go on despite the weather for a panto cast in Clacton who were trapped on a road blocked by a tree.
Stormy weather has cut power to 11,000 homes in the Anglia region on Christmas Eve.
Train services across the Anglia region are facing delays and cancellation as strong winds and heavy rain take their toll.