It was almost three years ago to the day that many residents in an area of Shoreham-by-Sea found themselves mopping up flood water. Now work's underway on a multi-million pound flood defence scheme for the town.
The ambitious plan includes building a seven kilometre barrier along the River Adur.
The project began just a few weeks ago - and today the Secretary of State for the Environment went to see how it's progressing.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Andrea Leadsom MP, flood victim Lucy Gabriel and Dave Robinson of the Environment Agency.