North Sea Tidal Surge 2007

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North Sea Tidal Surge 2007

  • England east coast, 9th November 2007
  • wind exceeding 50mph and high tides
  • Great Yarmouth - 7,500 advised to leave homes
  • London - safe due to barrier
  • Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent left underwater 
  • UK Environment Agency "extreme danger to life and property"
  • 500 people spent night at refugee centres
  • Netherlands - Maeslant surge barrier closed 
  • Netherlands - Rotterdam's port closed
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