Northumbrian Water has launched an investigation into the flash floods which hit Teesside late on Friday night.
Redcar, Saltburn and areas of East Cleveland were all badly affected with cars washed away, pensioners carried to safety - and birds at an Owl Centre sadly drowning in the deluge.
Three days later and residents whose homes were flooded are asking why the defences failed to protect their properties.
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Your pictures of the thunder storms that hit the region on this day in 2012.