The Environmental Agency has provided the estimations that improved sea defences proved to be helpful to protect more than 800,000 homes, but when the surge combined with high tides and strong winds many barriers get breached.
The weather is said to be easing now, however, the people are asked to be prepared as flooding is expected to continue throughout Friday.
On Friday morning the Environment Agency issued 25 severe flood warnings have been issued in the areas where flooding poses a danger to life, as well as 102 flood warnings and 54 flood alerts.
Repair works are now underway in many communities with serious damages.
The storm has also resulted to halt several scheduled international air flights.
Thousands of homes along the east coast were evacuated largest North Sea surge since the disastrous floods of 1953 hit the north Norfolk coast early on Thursday evening and headed south the night.
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