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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Severe flood warnings remains along east coast

Mobile flood defences in Sandwich Kent. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

In many areas people are returning to their homes and trying to assess the damage after last night's storm surge, however there are still 12 severe flood warnings - meaning a danger to life - in place down the east coast.

Head Gardener Steve Edney wades through flood water as he rescues rare plants with his team from the Secret Gardens of Sandwich. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
The flood waters in Faversham, Kent. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Homes fall into the sea during storm surge

One of the five bungalows in Hemsby, Norfolk which fell into the sea. Credit: Ben Kendall/PA Wire

Devastated residents watched their cliff-top homes disappear into the sea as last night's tidal surge hit the east coast of Britain.

In Hemsby, Norfolk, five bungalows fell into the water as the high tide eroded the cliff below.

Former warehouse man Steven Connolly, 54, and his wife Jackie, 64, managed to rescue their three-month-old kittens Tom and Jerry before their home of seven years was destroyed.

Only the patio doors and a rear window were left standing as the home was torn in two.

Dozens of residents formed a human chain to help salvage the possessions of those affected.


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Pictures: Fish evacuated from Norfolk sea life sanctuary

Thousands of fish have been evacuated from a sea life sanctuary in Hunstanton in Norfolk following last night's flooding.

A diver catches the resident green sea turtle, which will be moved to neighboring Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre. Credit: Mark Oakley
A shark is carried to a waiting transport vehicle. Credit: Mark Oakley
A Turtle is carried out. Credit: Mark Oakley

Flooded fields in Lincolnshire

Flooding over north Lincolnshire, as air crews check for overhead power line network damage. Credit: Northern Powergrid /PA Wire

In Boston, Lincolnshire, more than 250 people were taken to evacuation centres last night, and 200 were reported to be at a centre in Clacton-on-Sea in Essex.

Residents have now been told they can return home, but must check with police before entering their homes due to gas and electricity safety concerns.


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Thousands still without power

The storms battered Whitehaven Harbour Credit: ITV News Border

Thousands of people across the region are still without power after Thursday's storms.

Scottish Power confirmed that 2,000 people are without electricity in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

In Cumbria, 800 people are waiting for engineers to re-connect their homes after severe gales damaged power lines.

Electricity North West say it is mainly homes in coastal areas or on higher ground that are affected.

During the peak of the storms, 50,000 people in the south of Scotland and 3,000 people in Cumbria lost power.

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