People in Lanchester are preparing for excess surface water.
A shop owner puts a 'thank you' sign in the window after the community helped clean her shop after last week's floods.
Some shops are still closed after the floods last Thursday.
More top news
Jake Berry toured the New Wear Crossing and had a briefing with senior councillors, officials and construction workers.
The proprietor of a pub in Gristhorpe has been fined £600 for serious breaches of food hygiene regulations.
The Black Cats defender will make his return from injury against in the Cumbrians on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup.