Work is starting across the region to repair the damage caused by the storms that battered almost every part of the South West Coast.
In Dorset, Chesil Beach, which stretches from Portland to West Bay is a Heritage site - but the storms have meant that everything from dead animals to Christmas trees have ended up on the shingle.
Martin Dowse reports:
Three year old Elsa Sadler can't have a birthday party because the floods on the Somerset Levels mean her friends can't get there.
It's now more than two weeks since huge parts of Somerset were hit by the flooding and it could be many more before life returns to normal.
People living on the Somerset Levels, many of whom are cut off by the recent floods, are calling for regular dredging to solve the problem