The Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman is to visit the North East of England as the region begins the clear up after torrential rain.
Hundreds of rail engineers are working to repair damaged tracks which disrupted services between England and Scotland.
Northern Powergrid have aid 2,450 customers in the North East were without electricity after lightning strikes damaged supply lines.
The vast majority of homes left without power following this week's freak storms have been reconnected, according to suppliers.
Heavy rain has brought traffic chaos to the UK as flood waters closed railway lines and roads, and brought black-outs to the North East
Widespread disruption is expected to blight major transport routes for a second day after fierce storms battered England.