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Tidal surge: The key facts and figures from Norfolk

It was busy night for Norfolk's emergency services, after a tidal surge battered the county's coastline. Here are the key facts and figures from the last 24 hours:

  • Norfolk Fire and Rescue service attended 116 incidents including nine flood rescues.
  • More than 600 people made use of the various rest centres around the county.
  • 10,000 properties were visited with residents advised to evacuate.
  • Highways assisted with 21 fallen trees and 11 road closures.

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