December 9 2013 Latest news:
It was an event on a similar scale to great east coast floods of 1953 – but thanks to improved sea defences and modern technology the result was very different.
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.
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Video provided by East Anglian Film Archive (University of East Anglia)