- More than 240 Environment Agency flood alerts in place in England and Wales, with most in East Anglia
- Gusts of 140mph in parts of Aberdeenshire and Inverness-shire as ALL trains in Scotland are cancelled
- Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will chair emergency Cobra meeting today on storm disruption
- Police Scotland advise motorists not to drive in the south, west, central belt and south Perthshire
- Storm will create the biggest waves in living memory off north-east over next few days, peaking on Saturday
- Public should expect 36 hours of disruption, Norfolk Police warns as Great Yarmouth homes are evacuated
- Evacuations planned in Essex and Suffolk as people are seen being rescued in North Wales and Merseyside
Thousands of people have been evacuated and hundreds rescued today as 140mph winds battered Britain in a hurricane-force storm.
A lorry driver died in Scotland and a man riding a mobility scooter in King's Park in Retford, Nottinghamshire, was also killed when hit by a falling tree.
More than 120,000 homes were left without power as the most serious tidal surge for 60 years is predicted to hit the east coast tonight.
More than 10,000 homes in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are being evacuated, while residents were also rescued in Rhyl, North Wales, and Merseyside.
As they were taken away from their homes in dinghies, forecasters feared the worst is yet to come during tonight's high tide at around 10pm.