Some farmers who have applied for Government help after the winter floods are still waiting for the money.
MPs warn last winter's devastating floods could hit England again unless government funding cuts to flood defence budgets are reversed.
A project that uses ex-offenders to prevent flooding has proved such a success that it is going nationwide
MPs have warned that maintaining flood protection for communities should take priority over cost-cutting, to prevent a repeat of the devastation caused by the winter floods.
The Parliamentary Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) committee said in a report on the floods that funding for clearing rivers, routine dredging and maintaining existing flood defences is at a "bare minimum".
While the committee commended the relief effort for the floods, which saw 7,000 properties flooded as the UK was hit by repeated storms and the wettest winter on record, they said investment in flood prevention was preferable to spending on clean-up.
The Met Office is warning us to expect many more flash floods and warmer summers, due to a changing pattern in our weather system.
It's feared flooding on the scale of Boscastle could be repeated more often. More than 75mm of rain fell in just two hours over the Cornish village in 2004.
Seth Conway reports.
The Met Office has warned that flash flooding could become more common in the South of England by the end of the century.
Forecasters say there will be an increase in 'localised extreme events', such as the floods in Boscastle in August 2004, where rain fell over an eight hour period and caused extreme flooding in the Cornish village.
The Met Office have also predicted that the flooding will be accompanied by summer heat waves by 2040.
A project pioneered in Cornwall in which ex-offenders help protect communities at risk of flooding is set to be rolled-out across England. John Pegg from the National Flood Forum says the project which began in Lostwithiel has been a huge success:
A project pioneered in Cornwall in which ex-offenders to help protect communities at risk of flooding is set to be rolled-out across England.
The ex-offenders work through the autumn and early winter to clear leaves from drains in South East Cornwall. Blockages are one of the major causes of flooding.
Farms and businesses on the Somerset Levels are still trying to get back to normal after the floods over the winter. Now the water has been pumped away, the recovery effort begins.
It's the heart of the English willow industry, producing 'withies' for basket making. Growers are working hard to harvest their crops, which should have been cut months ago.
Bob Cruwys reports:
The canal was reopened this lunchtime. Local boat owners were the first to use the repaired stretch of canal.
The Grand Western Canal and towpath will officially re-open today more than a year after its banks were breached during a severe winter storm.