In many areas people are returning to their homes and trying to assess the damage after last night's storm surge, however there are still 12 severe flood warnings - meaning a danger to life - in place down the east coast.
Devastated residents watched their cliff-top homes disappear into the sea as last night's tidal surge hit the east coast of Britain.
In Hemsby, Norfolk, five bungalows fell into the water as the high tide eroded the cliff below.
Former warehouse man Steven Connolly, 54, and his wife Jackie, 64, managed to rescue their three-month-old kittens Tom and Jerry before their home of seven years was destroyed.
Only the patio doors and a rear window were left standing as the home was torn in two.
Dozens of residents formed a human chain to help salvage the possessions of those affected.
Thousands of fish have been evacuated from a sea life sanctuary in Hunstanton in Norfolk following last night's flooding.
In Boston, Lincolnshire, more than 250 people were taken to evacuation centres last night, and 200 were reported to be at a centre in Clacton-on-Sea in Essex.
Residents have now been told they can return home, but must check with police before entering their homes due to gas and electricity safety concerns.
This footage taken from a helicopter shows waves battering the coast of Lincolnshire.
Thousands of people across the region are still without power after Thursday's storms.
Scottish Power confirmed that 2,000 people are without electricity in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.
In Cumbria, 800 people are waiting for engineers to re-connect their homes after severe gales damaged power lines.
Electricity North West say it is mainly homes in coastal areas or on higher ground that are affected.
During the peak of the storms, 50,000 people in the south of Scotland and 3,000 people in Cumbria lost power.
The Environment Agency has reduced the number of severe flood alerts to 19. There are now far fewer warnings in the Anglian region and none in the North-East.