In pictures: How the storm surge along the Norfolk and Waveney coast unfolded

The River Yare approaching high tide in Great Yarmouth, at 8.30am on Friday 13th January 2017.
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The River Yare approaching high tide in Great Yarmouth, at 8.30am on Friday 13th January 2017. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

One of the biggest tidal surges in years was kept at bay by sea defences along the Norfolk and Waveney coast. But it was a day full of drama as communities prepared for the worst. See how the day unfolded in pictures with our gallery.

The River Yare approaching high tide in Great Yarmouth, at 8am on Friday 13th January 2017.
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The River Yare approaching high tide in Great Yarmouth, at 8am on Friday 13th January 2017. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Residents of Gorleston fill sandbags on Quay Road, on Friday 13th January 2017.
Picture: ANTONY KELL

Residents of Gorleston fill sandbags on Quay Road, on Friday 13th January 2017. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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Terry Rawlinson and his son Jake, 11, put sandbags at the gate of their neighbours, Mary Powley and

Terry Rawlinson and his son Jake, 11, put sandbags at the gate of their neighbours, Mary Powley and Barbara Smith, on Pavilion Road, Gorleston on the morning of Friday 13th January 2017, ahead of the predicted floods. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The River Yare approaching high tide in Great Yarmouth, at 8am on Friday 13th January 2017.
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The River Yare approaching high tide in Great Yarmouth, at 8am on Friday 13th January 2017. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fire and search and rescue at Yarmouth Market. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fire and search and rescue at Yarmouth Market. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Fire crews at Yarmouth beach. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fire crews at Yarmouth beach. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The Hemsby lifeboat crew volunteers at the ready during the high tide. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Hemsby lifeboat crew volunteers at the ready during the high tide. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The army at the ready at Yarmouth. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The army at the ready at Yarmouth. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Walcott faces the high tides, strong winds and tidal surge as the sea closes the main road and local

Walcott faces the high tides, strong winds and tidal surge as the sea closes the main road and local residents take shelter in The Lighthouse Inn public house. Photo by Simon Finlay - Credit: Must credit Simon Finlay Photography

Walcott faces the high tides, strong winds and tidal surge as the sea closes the main road and local

Walcott faces the high tides, strong winds and tidal surge as the sea closes the main road and local residents take shelter in The Lighthouse Inn public house. Flooding in the car park of the Poachers Pocket. Photo by Simon Finlay - Credit: Must credit Simon Finlay Photography

Rough seas batter Walcott as dawn brakes on the Norfolk coast as spring tides, high winds and winter

Rough seas batter Walcott as dawn brakes on the Norfolk coast as spring tides, high winds and winter weather combine to cause flood warnings. Simon Finlay Photography. - Credit: Copyright Simon Finlay Photograp

The River Yare at it's highest point over the banks near the White Swan. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The River Yare at it's highest point over the banks near the White Swan. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The search and rescue crews ready at Yarmouth. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The search and rescue crews ready at Yarmouth. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The River Yare at it's highest point under the Haven Bridge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The River Yare at it's highest point under the Haven Bridge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The rising storm surge water breaking onto the promenade defences at Lowestoft.
Picture: James Bass

The rising storm surge water breaking onto the promenade defences at Lowestoft. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The rising storm surge water breaking onto the promenade defences at Lowestoft.
Picture: James Bass

The rising storm surge water breaking onto the promenade defences at Lowestoft. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The rising storm surge water breaking onto the promenade defences at Lowestoft.
Picture: James Bass

The rising storm surge water breaking onto the promenade defences at Lowestoft. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The rising storm surge water breaking onto the promenade defences at Lowestoft.
Picture: James Bass

The rising storm surge water breaking onto the promenade defences at Lowestoft. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The damage at Cromer Promenade after high tide. By Dave Hubba Roberts.

The damage at Cromer Promenade after high tide. By Dave Hubba Roberts. - Credit: Archant

The damage at Cromer Promenade after high tide. By Dave Hubba Roberts.

The damage at Cromer Promenade after high tide. By Dave Hubba Roberts. - Credit: Archant

The damage at Cromer Promenade after high tide. By Dave Hubba Roberts.

The damage at Cromer Promenade after high tide. By Dave Hubba Roberts. - Credit: Archant

Cromer Pier has been closed today for safety checks following last night's storm surge.

Cromer Pier has been closed today for safety checks following last night's storm surge. - Credit: Archant

A National Trust note pinned to a post at Cley. Picture: Ian Burt

A National Trust note pinned to a post at Cley. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The main road through Cley was closed because of flooding. Picture: Ian Burt

The main road through Cley was closed because of flooding. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The main road through Cley was closed because of flooding. Picture: Ian Burt

The main road through Cley was closed because of flooding. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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