Cornwall Council says the clean up bill after last month's floods could be more than 3 million pounds.
Around 250 homes in the county were flooded. Emergency repair work has been carried out to roads, bridges and footpaths.
Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from homes in Barnstaple after the River Yeo burst its banks.
A woman spent 50 minutes clinging to a branch after being swept away from her flooded car at Umberleigh in North Devon.
Braunton's brand new flood defences were unable to withstand their first test of flooding.