The Prime Minister's spokesman has hit back at suggestions the Government is not doing enough to improve flood defences.
What we've seen in recent days is an exceptional amount of rain falling, often on water-logged ground and floods happening in some cases very, very quickly.
We have prioritised flood protection and we are investing considerable amounts to ensure homes are protected properly
The figures show that £2.17 billion is being spent over four years, he said.
The Government was investing more annually than at any time over the past decade, except in 2009-10.
A 91-year-old woman was found dead in her flood-hit North Wales home after torrential rain caused widespread devastation across the country.
Climate scientists have been predicting more frequent flooding in this country for years, and their models show it is likely to get worse.
Water-logged communities across Britain are braced for more torrential rain and flooding overnight.