Tidal surge added extra metre to spring tides in Suffolk - see pictures
Coastal communities in Suffolk and Essex are tonight preparing for the next high tide which will hit in the early hours of the morning, but the threat has been reduced following the early dramatic storms.
East Anglia is still experiencing spring tides of up to 2.5m but flooding experts at the Environment Agency have reassured those living along the coast that the real danger has now passed.
“We are not expecting any more flood warnings,” said David Kemp from the Environment Agency as he explained that the tidal surge had added an extra metre to the already high tide levels at some resorts.
Flood alerts will remain in place across the Suffolk coast but the more severe warnings will only remain in place around the Beccles and Oulton Broad areas.
“It’s going to get better,” said Mr Kemp. “The worst is over.”
These photos were taken earlier in the day showing the impact the tidal surge had as it passed along the coast. Newly built beach huts were damaged at Pakefield, The Harbour Inn at Southwold was left under a foot of water and the Tide Mill was nearly inundated by the extremely high tides.
As the surge moved south Shingle Street was almost cut off by the flooded roads and the Strand at Wherstead was submerged,