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The Government has been too slow bringing in measures to protect from the "shattering" impact of flooding, a Yorkshire MP has warned.
An investigation is starting into this year's flooding in North Yorkshire.
Teams of staff from North Tyneside Council have been patrolling the local coast ensuring areas affected by the tidal surge were safe.
They have been able to re-open most of Longsands beach, which was initially closed off, owing to concerns over the stability of sand dunes and missing fencing.
Concrete and tarmac is missing from Watts Slope, the area outside the Boardwalk Café in Whitley Bay, making it potentially hazardous.
At High Point, where fencing is missing, workers have made the area safe, since there is a drop of around 20 feet onto the rocks and sea below.
Tynemouth Longsands beach has sustained substantial coastal edge damage with a significant amount of sand gone from the shore. This will be replaced through the natural process of renewal.
There has also been some damage to the caves at Cullercoats Bay. But it does not pose a safety risk.
A huge clean-up operation is underway across the North East after extensive flooding in the region.
Our reporter Claire Montgomery was on Teesside where more than 300 homes were evacuated.
The North East has begun its recovery after yesterday's storm.
Jonny Blair was in Whitby to assess the situation.
The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Warning for the Tees Estuary at Port Clarence and Haverton Hill.
Residential, commercial and industrial premises in the area are at risk.
Flooding is possible this evening between 4.30pm and 7pm. The high tide is just after 5.30pm. Official advice is as follows:
- Avoid beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads.
- If it is safe to do so, block doors with flood boards or sandbags and cover air bricks and other ventilation holes.
- Move family, pets and valuables to a safe place.
- Keep a flood kit ready including a torch, batteries, fully charged mobile phone, warm clothes, water, food and any prescription medicines you may need.
- If it is safe, make sure your neighbours are aware of the situation and offer help to anyone who may need it.
- Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.
- Turn off gas, electricity and water if your property is about to flood. Never touch an electrical switch if you are standing in water.
Members of the public can call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or visit the Environment Agency's website here.
The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Warning for the Tees Estuary at Port Clarence and Haverton Hill. More to follow.
North Tyneside Council have asked members of the public to remain on their guard near Longsands beach.
There was a tidal surge last night that flooded 20 nearby businesses and several homes.
Another high tide this morning saw waves reaching six feet above the piers and the authorities are staying on stand-by.
Luke Rigden, a cafe owner from Whitby, has told ITV News Tyne Tees that he was "lucky" to survive flooding in the area with only minimal damage to his property.
Many homes and businesses in Whitby were flooded after the River Esk burst its bank yesterday evening.
Northern Powergrid say most customers who were without power following yesterday's storms should have their power restored by the end of today.
Engineers worked through the night and are continuing throughout the day to repair the damage caused.
Anyone who is experiencing problems should call Northern Powergrid's helpline on 0800 668877 or 0800 375675.
Stockton Council is now working with housing associations and other organisations to support those affected by the flooding. Cllr David Rose was speaking to ITV News Tyne Tees.
Tracey Vasey was one of those who had to leave her home in Port Clarence. She has lived there for ten years and says she is devastated by the damage caused.