December 12 2013 Latest news:
Departments across Whitehall will meet today to discuss if more needs to be done to help areas hit by flooding as some councils claimed it was unlikely they would be able to claim back central government cash.
It is 60 years since a sea surge battered the east coast of Britain, leaving 307 people dead.
The flooding that devastated coastal communities on December 31/February 1, 1953 is still described as Britain’s worst peacetime disaster and, for those who survived, the memories are just as vivid now as they were the morning after. This week, those who were living along the East Anglian coast at the time have been reliving that night of horror and sharing their memories of how their communities coped in the aftermath.
To share your experience of the disaster, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Video provided by East Anglian Film Archive (University of East Anglia)