On 30 December people in Newton Stewart woke up to the worst flooding the town had seen for more than 50 years.
Unprecedented levels of rain caused the River Cree to break through the town's defence wall, causing water to pour into the main street.
Homes and businesses were seriously damaged, and though many of them have reopened, the cost has been huge.
The owner of a hairdressing salon told ITV Border she is concerned about it happening again, and has been frustrated by the council's response.
ITV Border contacted Dumfries and Galloway Council about the flood defence repairs in Newton Stewart, but they have not provided a response.
The council is holding a meeting next week to progress a flood protection plan for the region, which includes a specific scheme for Newton Stewart.
But for some, any progress will be too little, too late.
Hannah Burns was evacuated from her riverside flat in December, and has now moved to the countryside, in fear of it happening again.