Great Yarmouth and its surrounding villages have been hit by floods.
Water has poured off fields and drains couldn't cope with what Anglian Water called "freak storms".
The schools which were forced to close on Monday were:
- Cliff Park First
- Cliff Park High
- Cliff Park Middle
- Flegg High
- Great Yarmouth High
- Greenacre School
- Herman First
- Herman Middle
- Northgate St Andrew's First
- Oriel High
- Ormesby First
The clean-up process began straight away and on Tuesday, just Herman First and Great Yarmouth High remained closed.
Nick Faller watched as water crept up his cul-de-sac in Ormesby.
"We've got the first two houses with water coming," he said.
"It's coming up close to the next two, there's no sign of it stopping and the water is just getting higher and higher.
"It's halfway up the side of someone's car and it's almost coming into the windows," he added.
Neighbours tried to stop the water reaching their homes.
"It's lucky that one chap is doing some building work, so we shovelled some of his sand in front of homes to protect them," he said.
Drivers started to abandon their cars as the main road through the village of Filby flooded and a supermarket in Stalham closed as the waters seeped in.
Pump station failure
Collette Nichols from Anglian Water admitted their system couldn't cope.
"One of our pumping stations broke down this morning due to a blockage. It's been fixed and is working at full capacity now," she said.
"Our pump stations are unable to cope with the sheer volume of water in a short space of time," she added.
Photo credit: Peggy Sutton, Hemsby.