UK braces for more heavy flooding
The British government has insisted tackling flooding is a "real priority" as communities around the country struggled with yet more bad weather.
Seven people have died and more than 1,700 homes and businesses have been flooded in England since the beginning of the Christmas period, with 300 properties flooded since the New Year. Some 140 properties have been flooded in Wales.
Roads were closed and train services cancelled or delayed in some areas in the face of the latest storms, causing disruption for many people returning to work after the Christmas holidays. Forecasters warned that coastal areas could see more flooding as the heavy rain and gusts of wind continue to batter Britain.
More than 100 flood warnings are in place across the country.