Counting the cost of the storm – Your photos

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The county was today left to count the cost after being battered by high winds and seas yesterday.

Storm surges, and dangerously high winds hit the north east coast on Thursday, December 5.

Blyth Quay at 4.30pm High Tide on December 5, by Ritchie Muldoon.

Blyth Quay at 4.30pm High Tide on December 5, by Ritchie Muldoon.

Roads around Blyth quayside were closed as the sea breached the defences while more than 150 homes in North Blyth near Cambois were also affected by the floods.

It was part of a number of weather related incidents in south east Northumberland which has seen trees blown down and roads closed due to the high winds.

Police were forced to close the B1331 at Ridge Terrace in Bedlington, due to arcing electricity surges, while other parts of the town lost power.

Ridge Terrace and North Ridge residents adjacent vacated their houses as a precaution.

The Environment Agency had issued a series of flood warnings in the north east, including the North Sea at Blyth, especially properties around Battleship Warfe, West Bridge Street, Wordsell Street, Dale Street, Blyth Dock, Blyth Quayside, Quay Road, Plessey Road, Ridley Street and Sussex Street.

Click the slideshow above to see photos from Brian Lynch, Julie Pearson, John Tuttiett, Ritchie Muldoon and Kurt Grant.