Families who were forced out of their homes by the heavy rain back in September say they're angry they're having to face Christmas in temporary accommodation.
The apartments in Newburn, west of Newcastle were demolished after the rain caused a culvert below to collapse.
But the families say they have not heard anything from the insurance company, and many have had to move in with relatives.
You can see the full report from Frances Read below.
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