Communities affected by the most serious tidal surge in 60 years along the east coast of Britain have been warned to avoid direct contact with floodwater and beware of rats moving into homes.
A major clean-up operation is under way after the Environment Agency (EA) said 1,400 homes were flooded, including 300 in Boston, Lincolnshire, alone.
In Suffolk, police said there was no further threat from coastal flooding but local authorities warned that people should take precautions around floodwater including preventing children from playing in flooded areas or with contaminated toys.
Those affected were also advised to discard food grown in allotments or gardens and store rubbish out of the reach of pests.
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.