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1am: Jaywick and Clacton escape any major flooding so far in tidal surge in Essex

Jaywick in Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

1am: High tides have passed through Jaywick and Clacton-on-Sea in Essex this morning without any major reports of flooding so far.

Around 200 residents in Jaywick had gathered overnight at a rest centre after villagers were advised to evacuate their properties following warnings the sea water could rise by up to a depth of three metres.

But by one o'clock on Saturday morning the sea wall in the Essex village had still not been breached.

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New flood defences hold up in Lowestoft

Lowestoft's new portable flood defences have held up during tonight's high tides.

It was the first major test of the defences which protect the town side of the bascule bridge.

Threat of floods moves down to the Suffolk coast

High tides have arrived in North Suffolk where the Wherry Hotel in Oulton Broad tweeted water levels are rising.

A severe flood warning is in place for Oulton Broad.

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Great Yarmouth escapes any major flooding

Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Norfolk town of Great Yarmouth has escaped from the threat of flood tonight.

Whilst water levels on the River Yare were higher, the tide has passed off peacefully.

Credit: ITV News Anglia
Credit: ITV News Anglia

Throughout the day thousands of people were told to evacuate their homes because of the flood risk.

However flood defences seem to have held firm against one the biggest tidal surge to hit the east coast since 2013.

ITV News Anglia reporting on the East Coast storm surge

A number of severe flood warnings are in force around the Anglia coast. Credit: ITV News Anglia

As East Anglia braces itself for a storm surge to hit the coastline at high tide, the ITV News Anglia programme was presented live from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, one of the communities under threat.

There were 17 severe flood warnings in force ahead of the high tide overnight on Friday 13 January into the early hours of Saturday.

Watch the programme by clicking below

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