This picture sums up the power of the North Sea surge.
Even though homes were not flooded, the sea left a pile of debris all along the road fringing the Norfolk coast. Parts of it are still underwater.
Police have defended the decision to ask people to leave their homes despite the fact that the storm surge did not cause serious flooding
Norfolk Police have thanked residents and volunteers across the coast tonight as the floods passed without any major incident.
For many of them, it was a little chillier than their native habitats, but that didn't stop these animals exploring today's snow.