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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.
The Environment Agency says the Tyne Estuary Riverside is no longer at risk of further flooding.
Business owners are clearing up properties after the storm left their properties flooded.
The flood warning for the Tyne Estuary at North and South Shields has been lifted.
Stockton Council says 75 staff from the authority and Tristar Homes are helping families whose properties have been affected by the flooding at Port Clarence.
A major clean-up operation is underway in Port Clarence on Teesside. Hundreds of homes were evacuated as last night's tidal surge flooded the village, which lies close to the banks of the River Tees.People were taken to a local leisure centre.
The area was also affected by a power cut. 10,000 properties around Billingham and Middlesbrough lost supplies for several hours.
The Tees Harbour Master's Office said the tide was the highest recorded on the river since records began 150 years ago.
The Environment Agency has lifted flood warnings in Warkworth, Alnmouth, Amble.
The Environment Agency has lifted the flood warnings that were put in place at Beadnell, Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Blyth.
Water levels at Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Shields and Sunderland are being monitored by police and the Environment Agency.
There is still the chance of localised flooding in some areas. Extra officers will be in affected communities. People are reminded that there will be a second high tide this evening.
Homes in North Shields have been flooded overnight. One ITV News Tyne Tees viewer sent in this picture of his bedroom.
A tree has fallen onto the A6076 Lanchester Road, County Durham. It is closed in both directions at Tower Road.