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Counting the cost of the storm surge

The cost of the storm surge clean-up Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Councils in Norfolk and Suffolk have revealed the cost of the recent storm surge as they continue to clean up and repair the damage.

Of those revealing their figures, North Norfolk District Council - whose Cromer Pier was battered by the sea - has been hardest hit.

It estimates the cost of the clear-up at £3.1 million.

King's Lynn and West Norfolk Council has spent nearly £97,000 while Waveney and Suffolk Coastal estimates the damage at £130,000.

It comes as a major operation to clear hundreds of tonnes of waste washed up on beaches in Norfolk by the storm surge began in Scratby, near Great Yarmouth.