Your pictures of waves battering Sunderland and Seaham

Waves pounded our coastline - but we escaped severe flooding and damaged from the predicted tidal surge.

Saturday, 14th January 2017, 10:37 am
Updated Saturday, 14th January 2017, 10:41 am
Picture by Joseph Dunn

As strong winds and bitter weather combined with a high spring tide, Sunderland and East Durham battened down the hatches amid warnings of potential danger and destruction.

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People were warned to stay off beaches and away from low promenades as authorities and emergency services monitored the situation and helped keep the public safe.

Watch our full hour-long video coverage from the seafront during peak tide hereScores, however, did turn out to safe positions on the coastline to watch the angry sea churn and crash - with many of you capturing the drama of nature on camera. Thanks to everyone who sent us their pictures.