Work has begun to demolish five North Yorkshire cottages which have been gradually sliding down a cliff edge in Whitby.
Heavy rain caused the properties to landslide and contractors today began to build a road at the back of Aelfleda Terrace so heavy equipment can be brought onto the site.
The cottages are likely to be dismantled tile by tile and brick by brick to ensure that other properties nearby are not affected.
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.