The storm of St Jude made its presence felt on Monday morning, but this region appeared to have been spared the worst of the predicted weather.
Emergency services took hundreds of weather-related calls, but were well prepared thanks to some accurate forecasting.
But travel disruption, falling trees and some damage to structures still caused enough problems in the area.
Greater Anglia cancelled its services from Diss to Norwich and London completely in preparation for the mornings storms, leaving commuters few options of getting to work.
Falling trees caused damage to power lines which were being dealt with throughout the day by Network Rail.
There was further confusion when some departure boards were showing as running when in fact they were not.
Problems were blighting travellers to and from Diss well into Tuesday evening, as Network Rail discovered more problems on the line due to storm damage causing cancellations and delays.
A lorry overturned in Mendlesham in high winds.
Those using the A140 were also hit on Monday.
The road, at Long Stratton, at the Wood Lane turnoff, south of the village, was closed for a large part of the afternoon after a tree toppled onto power lines during the strong winds.
Police were advising motorists to avoid the area after closing the road off at lunchtime.
It was not open again until 4.30pm after the area was made safe.
The high winds also knocked out power to several areas. Parts of Stuston, Eye and Framlingham, for example, were without electricity. (More on P13)
Even on Tuesday, UK Power Networks, which manages the infrastructure, said it had five known faults in the IP21 area.
A spokesman said on Tuesday that 48,000 homes in the East were still without power.
They added: “The storm was the biggest the company has coped with since 2002, and it affected power to nearly 620,000 customers.
“Other electricity distribution companies are supporting by lending their staff and today (Tuesday) about 900 engineers are working hard to repair the damaged network and restore power to customers as soon as possible.”
Chris Plant runs a weather station at Framlingham. He said the highest wind speed he recorded was 62mph at 8.32am on Monday morning.
He has been recording weather from his professional weather station for the last five years, and said it was the highest he had ever seen.
The speed would measure ten on the Beaufort Scale, described as a storm, and only 12mph less than a hurricane force wind.
Mr Plant, of Framlingham, said: “The wind built up from 7.30am to 8.30am. The highest I have ever recorded is 45mph.
Mr Plant said the scale of the storm was not as large as was expected.
There was a precarious situation in Dickleburgh when a large tree came down in the high winds.
Gravestones at All Saints’ Church in Dickleburgh were under the threat of damage as the tree hung.
Someone in the village contacted churchwarden Brian Leeder, who contacted David Hurry, also of Dickleburgh, who was equipped with a chainsaw and forklift truck so he could hold up the tree and carefully dismantle it.
Rev James Roskelly, Rector of the Dickleburgh and Pulhams Benefice, said: “It was the only one of our six churches to have a tree come down. There has been no damage to the fabric of any churches at all.”
The large tree, which had a trunk about 30 inches in diameter, was removed completely and was possibly partly rotten.