Local MP Douglas Carswell has applauded the way local police, Tendring council and other agencies and volunteers responded to the flood alert last week.
"This is the second time in three years that it has been necessary to evacuate Brooklands and parts of Jaywick" said Douglas. "Mercifully the sea did not breach the sea wall – but if it had, the consequences could have been catastrophic".
"Throughout the flood alert, I kept in touch with Tendring council and with Essex police, who together did a superb job. Well done to them, and to some of the local volunteers who helped out".
"Well done too to all those local residents affected by the evacuation, who supported each other".
"I have written to both Russ Cole and Ian Davidson to say what a great job their team did. It was an example of public service at its best".