The storm surge of 2013

Happisburgh Beach Road resident, Bryony Nierop-Reading, pictured in her caravan near the site of her demolished house.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

One month on from the Norfolk and Suffolk floods - how the victims are coping

A month on from the December 5 floods and people are still finding their feet again after the devastating tidal surge. Here, we catch up with some of the victims.

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Happisburgh Beach Road resident, Bryony Nierop-Reading, pictured in her caravan near the site of her demolished house.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Floods one month on: Happisburgh resident reflects on losing seafront home

For Bryony Nierop-Reading Christmas and New Year was a “strange” time as she spent it out of her beloved seafront home.

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Jane Knapp in her flood damaged bungalow. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Floods one month on: Walcott mum expects to be out of home for a year

Jane Knapp’s picturesque beachfront bungalow was among the Walcott homes that took the heaviest beating in December’s storm surge.

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View of the homes on the Marrams in Hemsby a month on from the tidal surge.
January 2014.

Picture: James Bass

‘In hindsight, I am very lucky’ - Hemsby resident who lost home to the sea looks back a month after December storm surge

For Ray Mooney, the kindness of complete strangers after he lost his Hemsby seafront home has forced him to think twice.

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Happisburgh Beach Road resident, Bryony Nierop-Reading, pictured in her caravan near the site of her demolished house.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

One month on from the Norfolk and Suffolk floods - how the victims are coping

A month on from the December 5 floods and people are still finding their feet again after the devastating tidal surge. Here, we catch up with some of the victims.

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Carol Bowes lost everything when the barge she lived in on Boal Quay in King's Lynn was damaged during the floods last week. Picture: Ian Burt

“They told everyone else about the tide, but not me” Norfolk woman tells of floods lucky escape

A west Norfolk woman has described how she was rescued from the barge she called home, along with her beloved pets, during last week’s tidal surge.

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Floods. Walcott damage. Pauline Porter.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Meet Pauline Porter, the driving force behind the flood clean-up in Walcott

It’s the village where Christmas is cancelled, where very few homes escaped unscathed from the relentless surge of the tides. STACIA BRIGGS joined the clean-up operation and met the woman who refuses to stop fighting for her village.

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UK Power Networks supervisor James Blackett helping Kingfisher Cafe owner Graham French with the Walcott  clean up.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Food and stress help given to Walcott villagers as sea surge clean up continues

The big clear up continues at the sea surge blackspot of Walcott - but every day there is progress in getting the community back to normal.

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Floods. Cromer pier takes a battering from the sea on Friday morning's high tide.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Cromer Pier - Night of the Floods

This is the amazing video viewed by more than 200,000 people of storm waves as they threatened Cromer pier on the north Norfolk coast.

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Demolition of the home of Happisburgh resident Bryony Nierop-Reading.  PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Last remaining house in Beach Road, Happisburgh is demolished after being left in midair by storm damage

The last remaining resident of a doomed coastal road said an emotional farewell to her home after it was demolished this morning.

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Aerial view of the aftermath of the December 2013 floods. Pictured: Happisburgh. Photo: Mike Page

The Floods in Numbers: Some Norfolk councils unlikely to get funding from Whitehall flood pot

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.

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William Searle stands on one of the set of steps that were damaged on Hunstanton's promenade during last weeks storms. Picture: Ian Burt

Flood damage being surveyed at Hunstanton, Heacham and Snettisham in West Norfolk

Environment Agency engineers are assessing the damage to West Norfolk’s sea defences in the aftermath of the storm.

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Flood damage to Sheringham's west prom.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

North Norfolk flood damage update - some proms could be shut for a long time

Sections of promenade at Sheringham and Mundesley are likely to be closed for some time, after suffering the worst damage in last week’s storms and flooding.

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Floods. The clean up begins at Walcott.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Evening update: Walcott road to remain shut after floods as coastal routes re-open

The B1159 Coast Road through Walcott is set to remain closed until at least tomorrow evening following Thursday’s floods.

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Castaways Holiday Park owners Anna and Richard Hollis at the base of their £190,000 sea defence.

Bacton holiday park saved from high tide because of £190,000 sea defence

A couple who own a cliffside holiday park have said their £190,000 sea defence which they paid for prevented the business being ruined.

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Floods. Damage to Cromer promenade.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Follow live: A day in the life of our flood hit coast

Four days after the storms and tidal surge caused flooding in dozens of the region’s towns and villages, we will attempt to visit as many of the affected communities as possible to see how they are coping in the aftermath.

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Wells Flood wardens who worked hard to ensure everyone was safe

Wells floods: Praise for the volunteer flood wardens

Wells flood wardens have been praised for their work to keep people safe during Thursday’s drama.

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Floods. Walcott damage after the sea surges. The Lighthouse Inn owner, Steve Bullimore, serving refreshments to residents Jane Mills, Amelia Mills, James Mills and Martika Reynolds.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

WALCOTT FLOODS: ‘That’s what village pubs are for, to help the community’ Landlord’s round the clock care throughout the devastation

As the waves pounded the village below, Walcott’s Lighthouse Inn became a beacon of safety for dozens of villagers seeking refuge from the relentless tide.

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Wells flood action plan co-ordinators Mike and Marie Strong so poor mobile phone recpetion caused major problems on Thursday night

Wells floods: Poor mobile telephone signals caused major difficulties in co-ordinating flood response

Poor mobile telephone signals caused major difficulties for flood wardens in Wells.

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A shark in a tank tries to evade the rescuers' net.

Hunstanton sanctuary rescues settling in to new Great Yarmouth home

The evacuees from the flood hit Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary are settling well at their new home.

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Yarmouth seaffront after the floods. Pic Lauren Rogers.

Regional update: Sightseers arrive to survey north Norfolk damage

Sightseers are arriving in resorts in north Norfolk to see first-hand the devastation from Thursday’s floods, as communities in Norfolk and Waveney continue the work to restore order.

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Videos

Clear up operation on Scratby beach - dumper trucks and tractors clearing up material washed up by tidal surge last month.

Picture: James Bass

Video and photo gallery: Hundreds of tonnes of rubbish removed from Norfolk beaches as December storm clean up continues

A huge operation to clear hundreds of tonnes of waste that washed up on Norfolk beaches during December’s tidal surge is underway.

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Photo galleries

Hemsby wakes up to the early morning sun to the scene of devastation when the high tides destroyed homes on the dunes.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Photo gallery: The floods - 24 hours in pictures

As high winds swept across the region’s coastline our photographers captured preparations for the storm surge, the flood as it happened, and the aftermath.

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The EDP Flood Appeal

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Wells Lifeboat Station after the floods. Pictured with crew members, left to right, Ray West, Chris Hardy, Allen Frary, Mark Frary, Tony Wailing-Darrell and Niery King.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Flood appeal cash helps to bring a devastated community to life

Reporter DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP spoke with some of the people who had been worst affected to see how they were recovering from the December floods.

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