Photos: ‘We watched our kitchen get ripped apart’: European storms sweep English houses into the sea
Hundreds of people in Britain mopped up flooded homes on Friday after a powerful storm that scoured northern Europe with hurricane-force gusts kicked up the biggest tidal surge in 60 years, swamping stretches of shoreline.
The rising seas prompted evacuations along the eastern English coast, with 1,400 properties flooded and at least a half-dozen communities at great risk of exceptionally high tides and large waves.
In the town of Hemsby in eastern England, several houses fell into the sea as waves eroded cliffs. It was the biggest tidal surge in Norfolk in 60 years, according to the BBC. (Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images)