The Environment Agency cannot protect all people and all properties but will do all it can, the executive director says.
Around half of services to London out of Brighton have been cancelled because of major flooding at Patcham, near Preston Park.
Insurers are to make around £426 million worth of payouts for the destruction caused by severe flooding over Christmas and New Year.
Video. People living in an East Sussex town are disgusted with the state of their roads. Potholes have opened up everywhere and they claim the council are not doing enough to fix them.
Now a campaign has been launched to ensure Peacehaven gets some of the £140 million of government money to fix them.
Charlotte Wilkins spoke to Nancy Platts, Parliamentary Candidate for Peacehaven, Councillor David Brazier from Kent County Council and Roger Williams, who's Head of Highways at East Sussex County Council.
A pothole repair fund of £140 million is to be shared by councils across England. Cllr David Brazier, Cabinet member for Environment and Transport from Kent County Council, explains how you can help to get potholes fixed.
Motoring groups say emergency funding released by the government to tackle the south's pothole crisis is just a fraction of the money needed.
A pothole repair fund of £140 million is to be shared by councils across England.
But there are claims that the sum needed to repair our flood-damaged roads is £10 billion.
If that is right, the vast majority of the region's potholes are unlikely to be repaired for at least a year.
Insurance companies will be put on the spot later as they explain their response to the recent floods.
Some were criticised for "preposterous" behaviour when some homeowners were told they were not covered if flooding was caused by rising ground water.
Hundreds of properties across the south were affected during the winter storms.
Today, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hear evidence from the Association of British Insurers.
Flood waters that devastated southern England are gradually easing - bringing some welcome news for homeowners who were affected by the extreme storms.
Only one severe flood warning remains from the Environment Agency across England in Somerset.
As many homes remain flooded, water levels are continuing to affect access to villages but increased pumping of water mean tides are starting to fall.
Nineteen flood warnings remain: nine in Kent, Surrey and the Thames Valley and eight in Dorset and Somerset.
Despite no recent rainfall, areas across the South are still at risk of flooding because of remaining groundwater.
Several flood risks to homes and disruption in travel remain for parts of London and East Hampshire, as well as a smaller risk for Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex, Kent and Surrey.
Businesses in the Thames Valley are hoping their recent struggles will be supported by insurance companies, banks, and the government.
The village of Datchet has been one of the worst affected - as high street shops saw visitor numbers plummet.
But they're now hoping to get back on their feet. Cary Johnston has been to see how businesses are doing.
There's been a dramatic stand-off in a Hampshire village as a local resident confronted a lorry trying to get through the floods. The worst of the weather may be over but the impact of the deluge is still being felt across the South.
Richard Jones reports from the A272, the main road linking Petersfield and Winchester, which is closed at the village of Bramdean because it's under water.
Flooding has turned a section of ground in the New Forest - into a sort of water bed.
This footage filmed by some local walkers shows the land undulating under foot - well we wanted to find out what was going on - and if this 'quaking bog' - is anything to worry about.
Earlier, ITV Meridian's Phil Hornby caught up with Bryan Wilson from the New Forest National Authority to find out more.
"We were abandoned". That's the message from the residents of Yalding which was hit by floods over Christmas. More than two hundred people packed a public meeting to voice their concerns. Tom Savvides reports.