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Last Updated: Friday November 09 2007 11:47 GMT

In pictures: Fears of flooding

A wave bashes against the sea wall in Lowestoft

Weather experts warned of massive flooding in the east of England and thousands of people evacuated their homes. Check out this wave in Lowestoft.

Stranded householders at Walcott near Great Yarmouth

Hundreds of people spent the night in emergency shelters. It was feared the flood would be like one in 1953, which killed 307 people.

A tractor drives through flooded streets in Great Yarmouth

But the flooding was luckily not as bad as predicted, although people in this Great Yarmouth street will be returning to wet houses.

Cars drive through flooded streets in Great Yarmouth

These drivers are managing to make their way through flooded streets in Great Yarmouth. Loads of schools and hospitals were closed.

A fire and rescue vehicle makes its way through a flooded street at Walcott near Great Yarmouth

The emergency services have been out helping and are ready in case flooding strikes further down the coast in Kent.

A surfer rides a wave in Gorleston-on-Sea

But some people made the most of the weather by catching some waves in Gorleston-on-Sea. Look at the colour of the water though!

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