The Great Storm of 2013

Destruction abounded along the coast here after the high tides last nights and this morning. The pictures speak for themselves.

The Centre Hides at Cley – North Hide is no more!

Cley Hides

Cromer Pier at this mornings high tide – lots of damage to the railings on the prom

Cromer Front Damage to Railings

The storm has hit the sea wall at Cromer with much force

Cromer Front Damage

This mornings high tide at Cromer

Cromer Front Waves

Lots of businesses on the front have suffered damage or even been swept away completely

Cromer Pier Waves

Grambrough Hill at Salthouse is now ‘Grambrough Island’ – most of the sea defences here have gone

Granbrough Island

The Coat road at Cley from the bottom of Old Woman’s Lane

Old Womans Lane

The Coast Road into Salthouse looking West

Road to Salthouse


7 Responses to “The Great Storm of 2013”

  1. December 6, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I’m from a village next to Hemsby which has seen houses fall into the sea. Awful night. Hope people recover as well as they can.

  2. December 8, 2013 at 2:36 am

    This is absolutely amazing! I had no idea it was THAT bad!

  3. 6 Klausbernd
    December 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Thanks for those GREAT pictures. I live in Cley and we were sooo lucky that nobody got hurt and very few houses on the Sheringham-side (east) of the village got water inside. Most of the damage is done to the reserve and bank. I went around with Bernie Bishop, the warden, yesterday inspecting the bank and marshes at the Beach Rd. The sea broke through the bank at several places on the path between the mill and the beach, all the marshes are under water still.
    Have a happy Sunday

    • December 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      It will take a while but things will mend given time. Thankfully there were no fatalities. The reserve was always going to suffer from ingress of the sea at some point when they stopped maintaining the sea defences … it was just a question of when.

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