Storm Arwen: The families who won't be home for Christmas
Video report by ITV Tyne Tees' Tom Barton
Several families are preparing to spend Christmas in hotels and other temporary accommodation after their homes were severely damaged by Storm Arwen.
The first named storm of the season saw 100mph winds batter the region earlier this month.
Sheila Johnson's house in Blackhall Rocks, County Durham, had its roof blown off, meaning she'll be spending the festive period at the nearby White House Hotel in Peterlee.
Sheila and her husband Bob, who have lived in their home for 17 years, have been told they mustn't even go inside until essential repairs have been carried out.
And their problems don't end there - since being away from their home, Bob's health has suffered.
Sheila is hoping to spend Christmas Day with family, but for now her only festive cheer comes from a small tree in the corner of her hotel room.