It's not just the cost of the clear-up operation many companies have had to deal with, but for many the loss of business was a big factor.
The county experienced the highest floods since those in 2007, displacing some from their homes and disrupting daily life for many.
But today everyone remains upbeat and the message is clear - firms are now very much open for business.
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