The clean up is underway in some of our coastal towns and villages after homes and businesses flooded overnight. The predicted tidal surge left scenes of devastation in areas such as Littlehampton, Newhaven and Shoreham - from where Malcolm Shaw reports.
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A big surge has been revealed in the number of asylum-seeking children who've been brought across the Channel and taken into care in Kent.
Thursday morning's weather for the east of the region
Thursday mornings weather for the west of the region