Well, it's not just people and property that have suffered during the recent floods - wildlife has also been severely affected. Natural habitats have been washed away, food sources have disappeared and many animals have been orphaned.
Well incredibly two baby otters - just 6 weeks old - have survived that ordeal. After losing their home and their parents they were taken in by a wildlife hospital near Aylesbury. Juliette Fletcher has their story.
VIDEO: Now, remember Super Saturday....the amazing day during the the Olympics that spawned a clutch of British gold medals? Well it was also a happy day at the Oceanarium in Bournemouth, spawning a clutch of baby otters. They are now on display. Martin Dowse reports.