The clean up continues across the region after freak floods wreaked havoc in homes and businesses. Several schools in North Tyneside remain closed.
Helen Pearson has been talking to a mother in Newcastle who is trying to put a frightening ordeal in Jesmond Dene behind her, and to a headteacher whose efforts to get back to normal have only just begun.
Two swimming pools remain closed in North Tyneside as a result of last week's flooding.
Tynemouth Pool's plant area was significantly damaged and the council says they are seeking advice on what needs to be repaired and replaced.
The Lakeside Centre's pool was also affected but is expected to open later this week or early next week.
All other leisure facilites are running as normal.
Nick Brown, MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East, raised the issue of compensation for councils who are paying for damage caused by flash floods last week.
Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said the Government would look "sympathetically" on any applications they receive.
A mother has thanked a passer-by who helped to rescue her 13 month old daughter from the grip of flash floods in Newcastle. It happened at Jesmond Dene last Thursday. Jane Drakes was with her daughter Sophie when they became trapped in their car after a wall collapsed.
Max, Patrick and Hannah take a boat out in their back garden in Esh Winning, County Durham.