The floods in pictures

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As waves crashed ashore and flood waters rose last Thursday, Whitby Gazette photographer Ceri Oakes joined many others in capturing the dramatic events on camera.

This slideshow gives a dramatic recount of the events, including waves crashing ashore at Sandsend, the flooding of Whitby streets and the subsequent blackout.

High tide at Whitby ''w134923a

High tide at Whitby ''w134923a

Emergency services were on scene throughout the night and they hard efforts were also captured in some of these photographs.