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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Effects of the tidal surge in Suffolk. By Antony Perkins

The storm surge hit coastal towns in Suffolk last night with high tides, strong winds and a storm surge combining forces.

The storm surge water kept well away from the temporary flood defence barriers installed around the Lings Car showroom in Lowestoft.

Picture: James Bass Photography

Suffolk and Essex escaped the sort of devastation seen after the floods of December 2013 last night when tide levels along the coast turned out to be lower than predicted.

Flooding at The Harbour Inn in Southwold.

The landlord of a riverside Suffolk pub watched his bar fill with water tonight as a storm surge swept over the region.

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

Towns along the north Suffolk coast have been feeling the effects of serious weather this evening

The storm surge water at its peak around the Bascule Bridge area of Lowestoft.

Picture: James Bass Photography

After moving around Norfolk without causing too much damage, the storm surge predicted for tonight has started to hit Suffolk.

Storm surge flooding around the rear of the Harbour Inn at Southwold.

Picture: James Bass Photography

Stay up-to-date with all the latest storm surge news today and tomorrow with our live feed.

The Bascule Bridge, Lowestoft

The flood defences at Lowestoft have held against the storm surge when the tide peaked, a police chief has said.

Felixstowe Ferry, closed while waiting for the high tide to pass. Photo: Stephen Squirrell

Warnings of life-threatening floods are in place in Suffolk tonight as coastal communities prepare for high tides.

Southwold during the 2013 the storm surge. Photo: David Andrews

Our region has been subjected to some fairly severe weather over the last 24 hours, with flooding and snow causing problems for both property owners and motorists.

A rest centre has been set up at Water Lane Leisure Centre in Lowestoft.

As the threat of flooding later today approaches, people in parts of Suffolk have been urged to leave their homes for their own safety.

Emergency services and residence at Jaywick prepar for possible flooding.

Police are urging those in Jaywick, Mistley and West Mersea to evacuate to rest centres as severe flood warnings remain in place ahead of high tide just after midnight tonight.

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