Some parts of the UK are have seen the worst storm surge in 60 years, but we are not out of the danger yet.
A combination of factors are combining to make this storm surge particularly powerful.
Water levels around the UK could be higher than in the storm surge of 1953, but thanks to flood defences the impact is likely to be smaller.
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.
Residents formed human chains and battled to save whatever possessions they could as the homes slipped over the cliff edge,
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.
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."
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".
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.
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.
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.
A major clean-up operation is under way after the most serious tidal surge in 60 years along the east coast of Britain.
The Environment Agency said 1,400 homes were flooded, including 300 in Boston, Lincolnshire, one of the worst affected areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parts of the UK are experiencing significant flooding as the worst storm surge for 60 years sweeps down the North Sea.
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.