Flooding on the Suffolk Coast following the most serious tidal surge to hit the UK in 60 years.

 Photographs taken on the Suffolk coast following the tidal surge that hit the east coast of the UK last week. The event, forecast to be the most significant since the 1953 coastal flood, prompted the evacuation of areas on the east coast and resulted in widespread damage.

A Land Rover is seen stuck in floodwater near Snape, Suffolk, after a tidal surge hit the area last night. 6/12/13. [PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE]

People make their way through floodwater in Snape, Suffolk, after a tidal surge hit the area last night. 6/12/13. [PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE]

A policeman walks through floodwater having checked houses and residents affected by floodwater in Snape, Suffolk, after a tidal surge hit the area last night. 6/12/13. [PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE]
A car drives through floodwater in Snape, Suffolk, after a tidal surge hit the area last night. 6/12/13. [PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE]
Waves hit the seafront in front of the famous beach huts at Southwold, Suffolk during the second high tide of the tidal surge. 6/12/13. [PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE]

Damaged beach huts on Southwold beach, Suffolk following the tidal surge that hit the coast on Thursday night. 6/12/13. [PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE]

A member of the public looks at damaged beach huts on Southwold beach, Suffolk following the tidal surge that hit the coast on Thursday night. 6/12/13. [PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE]

A homeowner talks to a Snape resident ahead of the suspected second tidal surge in Snape, Suffolk. The property, along with others in Snape was flooded in the tidal surge in the early hours of Friday. 6/12/13. [PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE]

A homeowner seals the front of his property as a car passes through floodwater ahead of the suspected second tidal surge in Snape, Suffolk. The property, along with others in Snape was flooded in the tidal surge in the early hours of Friday. 6/12/13. [PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE]