Waves lap over the seafront at Hunstanton during a tidal surge caused by high winds that battered the Norfolk coastline yesterday.
West Norfolk got away comparatively lightly but further east people were evacuated from their homes after the Environment Agency warned of flooding. Police described the coast as “very dangerous” and warned people to keep away from the coastline between Hunstanton and Weybourne as a flood warning was issued for 10.40am.
n Stormy weather in Heacham caused 2,163 people to lose power yesterday morning.
The fault happened at around 8.30am in the Winstead Road area of the village following a problem in the electricity distribution network.
Engineers restored power to the majority of customers within 20 minutes but 220 customers in the Winstead Road area were left disconnected for longer.
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A UK Power Networks spokesman said: “Engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power to 220 customers in the Winstead Road area.
“We appreciate how difficult it can be to lose power and would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by this incident.”
A flood warning was issued for high tide at 10.40am in Old Hunstanton yesterday morning.
A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “We have not had any reports of flooded houses and do not expect the situation to worsen now that the high tide has passed. It was issued on Wednesday ahead of strong winds and large waves that came on Thursday.”