Media playback is unsupported on your device Seaside towns 'battered' by tidal surge
13 January 2017 Last updated at 23:32 GMT
People along England's east coast have been bracing themselves for a storm surge and the possibility of severe flooding.
The Environment Agency has issued 17 warnings of danger to life.
The BBC's Sophie Long reports.
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