Flood victims from Wraysbury have dubbed the last 24 hours as "quite traumatic" and said despite preparations, they just did not know "what was going to happen".
Pam and daughter Jo from the Berkshire village told Daybreak how they had tried to save their home and neighbours from the worst of the floods:
A man who built a clay wall in order to protect his house from the rising waters said he has two days before the flooding finally hits.
ITV News correspondent Dan Rivers has been travelling down the River Thames to see the effects of flooding on Windsor, Eton and Maidenhead.
Towns and villages along a stretch of the River Thames have been deluged leading to emergency evacuations.