John Choat was a 20 year-old in 226 Squadron of RAF Stradishall when the great storm hit the East coast. He remembers going to the rescue of the emergency services when the flood waters began to rise outside Felixstowe.
"We ran out of sand so we had to fill our bags with mud," he said.
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Holidaymakers have been describing the terrifying moment they were caught up in an earthquake which hit parts of Greece and Turkey.
Friday night's forecast for the west of the region
Friday night's forecast for the east of the region