Cameron views tidal surge damage in flood hit town

David Cameron surveyed the extent of the flood damage as he visited a town hit by last week's tidal surge. The Prime Minister visited Wells-next-the-Sea in north Norfolk and met those whose properties were damaged.

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Thousands evacuated as storms sweep across UK

Great Yarmouth residents took shelter at a school to shelter from severe storms. Credit: ITV News

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes as a tidal surge hit coastal towns along the east coast of Britain.

The surge, predicted to be the worst for more than 60 years, hit the north Norfolk coast early in the evening and was expected to head south throughout the night.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued a number of severe flood warnings - the highest category, which are only issued when flooding poses a danger to life - covering coastal areas in East Anglia, the Midlands and Kent.

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