UK gales and storm surge - As it happened

Key points

  • Thousands of households along vulnerable coasts are evacuated as seawater floods coastal areas of eastern England and North Wales
  • The North Sea tidal surge is the worst since January 1953, the Environment Agency confirms
  • A lorry driver in Bathgate, W Lothian, and a man in Retford, Notts, die in weather-related accidents
  • The Environment Agency issues more than 50 severe flood warnings in Wales and the east of England
  • Rail services in Scotland, northern England and East Anglia are disrupted by the weather
  • Thousands of homes are without power in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland

Live text

Reporting:

  • Gerry Holt 
  • Andy Sully 
  • Catherine Lyst 
  • Keith Moore 

Last updated 5 December 2013

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