People who were flooded when a new Environment Agency pump failed in the floods were told today they may get a new early warning system.
The pumps work but shut down by mistake beacuse of a faulty sensor at the height of the floods.
A report has found that flood defences worth £1.5million in a village in Worcestershire failed due to a faulty sensor.
It lead to 15 homes being flooded.
The defences in Kempsey were unveiled in July after a 20 year campaign by villagers. In the early hours of 25th November, heavy rainfall lead to the sensors becoming waterlogged, meaning pumps designed to clear the water didn't activate.
The Environment Agency says the problems will be fixed.
The vicar for Kempsey and Severn Stoke, The Rev Mark Badger, says it has been a chaotic week for those in the village who were flooded.
About a dozen homes were damaged when a local brook burst its banks as an emergency water pump failed.
He says reality is now setting in for people who feel bereaved over the loss of their homes and possessions.
All the pews are propped up on plastic vegetable boxes at the St Denys Church in Severn Stoke. The recent flooding has forced the church to move its carol service next Sunday (9 December) to the pub next door.
The village of Kempsey was flooded despite a new flood defence system being installed.
The new flood defence system in Worcestershire was supposed to keep homes dry when a nearby brook rises.
But it's thought an electrical problem inside may have stopped the pumping machinery from working. That led to water pouring into up to fifteen houses.
Father Dan Spiers describes the moment he and his family awoke around 4.00am to find flood water had entered their home.
The fire and rescue services had to collect the family from their home on boats in the early hours of this morning in Kempsey, Worcestershire.
Dave Throup from the Environment Agency said there are reports of around 15 to 20 houses that were flooded in Kempsey despite having a flood defence scheme there.
Dave Throup said it appears one of the pumps failed to work during the point of the heaviest rainfall.
The pumps are designed to pump water away from the village that has been affected by flooding in the past.
He added that the pumps are now working as they help residents deal with the flooding.