Two thirds of Britons believe the Government's reputation for crisis management has been hurt after the recent severe weather.
A ComRes poll for ITV News found that just a quarter (26%) believe that the flooding has made no difference and only 7% think that the Government is emerging from the situation with a better reputation.
Here's how town planning can embrace water, rather than fight against it.
The residents of one street in Egham in Surrey have described how they have coped with the devastating impact of the floods.
Somerset Levels have been one of the worst-affected areas during the floods and today's aerial images reveal the situation remains bleak.