CROMER STORM AND TIDAL SURGE DECEMBER 2013
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One way or another, the 5/6th December 2013 will be remembered as a historic couple of days. With the international news understandably dominated by the passing of Nelson Mandela, much of the UK has been occupied with dealing with some of the most extreme weather of recent times.
I cautiously post some images of scenes of the second storm and tidal surge to hit Cromer within 24 wild hours, hoping that everyone is safe and well, that damage to property is not as severe as had been forecast and that we will see the great resorts along our coast quickly returned to working order. The clear up operation will of course take months, but it does appear that the measures put in place to protect the people have worked and that everyone observed this spectacle from a safe distance. An astonishing couple of days on the North Norfolk Coast and certainly events that warranted capturing on camera.
As you will see, the obvious casualties in Cromer appear to be sections of the sea wall and promenade and the beach huts which have been obliterated. Also featured below are 2 of the dancers from the Cromer Pier Pavillion Theatre who have seen their run of Christmas Shows postponed due to the damage to the Pier.
*Update* – I’ve just been made aware of a petition and fundraising efforts to save the Hemsby Coastline, a little further along the Norfolk Coastline and where, devastatingly, a number of homes have been lost. If you have time, please do support this incredibly worthwhile cause and visit their Facebook Page and website for details of how you can assist. As I find or am sent further fundraising links, I’ll add them to this page.
There is also a petition to help towards saving Hemsby’s coastline and it’s gathering momentum – please take a moment to sign this petition and make a small contribution towards helping the people of this area realise a safer future.
A reminder, while these scenes make for compelling photographs, many people have lost their homes and livelihoods as a result of the storms and tidal surges of the past few days. If you do have time and a little to donate, please support an incredibly worthy charity for the people of Hemsby, so badly affected by these recent storms and under constant threat of loss of their homes.
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