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.
Suffolk Police say residents evacuated in Lowestoft can now return to their homes after the high tide passed without major issues.
However there remains the risk of flooding in areas south of Lowestoft, and residents in those areas are being asked to await further guidance before returning.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Watch Serena Sandhu's report on how Jaywick is preparing for the storm surge.