The Ministry of Defence said "a small number of personnel" had been drafted in to help local authorities deal with flooding in Norfolk.Major Simon Ward, of the Light Dragoons, told the Eastern Daily Press that 65 troops from B and C squadrons are on stand-by at Gorleston fire station.He said:
We're still awaiting tasking from the fire service, but we've undergone some training in flood barrier erection and are waiting to assist should we need to.
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.