One of the lessons to come out of the floods is that defences alone can't protect all our communities from such extreme events. So how can we do more to reduce the risks in the future?
A growing part of the answer could be environmental projects, designed to slow key rivers and reduce the intensity of water flows at peak times. Tim Backshall has been looking at some of the ideas:
The TV impressionist is performing a series of charity gigs to raise money for those affected by flooding across the north of England.
Lord Liddle claims the government is not doing enough to help councils deal with the clean up and repair work after Storms Desmond and Eva.
After collapsing six weeks ago, construction has began to build a temporary replacement.