Cameron Blackhall's home in Morpeth was flooded in 2008. Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees, he said lessons learned four years ago helped to avoid worse damage with the latest floods in the Northumberland town.
From Northumberland to North Yorkshire, buildings have been evacuated, businesses have closed and people are still clearing up.
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Two furniture stores at Portrack Retail Park, Teesside, have been left in deep flooding after heavy rain.