On this month's political programme, Around The House, Helen Ford was joined by a panel of MPs to discuss the impact of the recent storms and high tides.
They discussed how we protect ourselves against flooding, particularly at a time of spending cuts.
Watch the full debate here with the Labour MP for North Durham, Kevan Jones, the Skipton and Ripon Conservative Julian Smith and the Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron.
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