Cameron views tidal surge damage in flood hit town

David Cameron surveyed the extent of the flood damage as he visited a town hit by last week's tidal surge. The Prime Minister visited Wells-next-the-Sea in north Norfolk and met those whose properties were damaged.

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Thieves steal from home which fell into the sea in surge

Thieves have stolen possessions that were salvaged from a home which fell into the sea after a tidal surge hit the east coast.

Three houses were destroyed and four others "seriously undermined" as waves smashed into the village of Hemsby in Norfolk on Thursday night.

One of the five bungalows in Hemsby, Norfolk which fell into the sea. Credit: Ben Kendall/PA Wire

Residents formed human chains and battled to save whatever possessions they could as the homes slipped over the cliff edge,

Read: Cameron views tidal surge damage in flood hit town

Cameron views tidal surge damage in Norfolk

David Cameron surveyed the extent of the flood damage in north Norfolk today as he visited a town hit by last week's tidal surge.

The Prime Minister met residents of Wells-next-the-Sea whose properties were damaged as the tide reached the highest level on record.

David Cameron met Norfolk rescue services involved in the flood response.

Mr Cameron paid tribute to the emergency services and flood wardens for their response, but said more could be done.

He said: "These were terrible floods and it was a very difficult event but the resilience of people here in Norfolk must be praised."

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Landlady has 'never seen anything like' the storm surge

A landlady of a Norfolk caravan park devastated by Friday's storms has praised the local relief effort, telling Daybreak her neighbours have been "brilliant".

Norfilk landlady Caroline Stubbs speaks to Daybreak
Norfilk landlady Caroline Stubbs speaks to Daybreak Credit: Daybreak

Caroline Stubbs she had "never seen anything like" last week's storm in the 18 years she had lived in the area.

But she praised relief efforts saying that emergency services had been "all hands on deck" after the bad weather subsided.

"There has been a fund set up to help people. Norman Lamb was here to help yesterday, trying to start the fund and trying to get things going," she added.

Dozens of seal pups washed up during storm surge

Animal welfare officers are working around the clock to help dozens of injured seal pups washed up during this week's tidal surge along Britain's east coast.

Seal pup in washed up in Hemsby Credit: REUTERS/Darren Staples

The weeks-old seals were separated from their mothers as the country suffered its most serious coastal event for 60 years.

Alison Charles, manager of the East Winch centre, said: "This couldn't have happened at a worse time for the seals, as we are right at the height of the pupping season.

Read: Flood-hit communities warned of rats threat

Flood-hit communities warned of rats threat

Communities affected by the most serious tidal surge in 60 years along the east coast of Britain have been warned to avoid direct contact with floodwater and beware of rats moving into homes.

A major clean-up operation is under way after the Environment Agency (EA) said 1,400 homes were flooded, including 300 in Boston, Lincolnshire, alone.

A view of flood waters in Faversham, Kent. Credit: PA Wire

In Suffolk, police said there was no further threat from coastal flooding but local authorities warned that people should take precautions around floodwater including preventing children from playing in flooded areas or with contaminated toys.

Those affected were also advised to discard food grown in allotments or gardens and store rubbish out of the reach of pests.

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PM: Thoughts are with everyone affected by floods

David Cameron has said his thoughts are with everyone affected by the floods after one of the worst tidal surges in 60 years devastated parts of the east coast of Britain.

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My thoughts are with everyone affected by the floods - I know the emergency services are doing a great job helping out.

Communities are beginning to count the cost of the damage after thousands were finally allowed to return to their homes yesterday.

Read: Clean up of tidal surge as communities count the cost

Clean up of tidal surge as communities count the cost

Communities and insurers are counting the cost after the most serious tidal surge in 60 years devastated large swathes of the east coast of Britain.

Thousands of people who were evacuated from their homes will be assessing the damage after finally being allowed to return to their homes yesterday.

Head Gardener Steve Edney wades through flood water as he rescues rare plants with his team from the Secret Gardens of Sandwich. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A major clean-up operation will be required. The Environment Agency (EA) said 1,400 homes were flooded, including 300 in Boston, Lincolnshire, one of the worst affected areas.

Read: Flood warnings remain place after massive storm surge

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Storm surge: Your guide to tonight's high tide times

There are currently no severe flood warnings in the Anglia region, but some flood warnings remain in place across the East for tonight's high tides.

Here is when the tides are expected to come in tonight and into tomorrow morning.

Expected high tide times for Friday night/ Saturday morning.
Expected high tide times for Friday night/ Saturday morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

To see the latest Environment Agency flood warnings click here

Read more: What do the flood warnings mean?

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