Hemsby escaped further erosion during the winds which battered Norfolk last night.

Gusts reached around 60mph along the coast as Storm Isha hit the county on Sunday, January 21.

But Dan Hurd, coxswain for Hemsby Lifeboat, said the village "got away with it" as the wind was blowing "in the wrong direction".

Mr Hurd will be one of the people travelling to London next Monday, January 29, to deliver a petition to the prime minister urging the government to take urgent action to install sea defences.



READ MORE: Dozens of homes without power as Storm Isha batters Norfolk with 60mph winds

Last week, Hemsby Lifeboat announced they are planning to relocate their station, which is threatened by erosion, away from the Gap area of the beach.

The news came after further high tides - which recently led to the demolition of five homes along The Marrams road - destroyed parts of a dune cliff, leaving a gaping hole in the Beach Road car park.

The service is holding a fundraising event on January 27 in The Bell pub Hemsby.

The night will include comedy as well as a charity raffle and auction. Tickets available from the pub.