Documents have emerged which show how some planned spending on flood defences never materialised.
Locations still waiting for the full funding include the Somerset Levels and the section of railway line in Devon that succumbed to the storms 12 days ago.
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.