Caroline Spelman heads for north-east England as mop up begins
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman is to visit the north-east of England as the region begins the clear up after a second day of torrential rain.
Almost 2,500 homes in the region are still without electricity following the storms.
And rail operators are warning of continued disruption on both the West and East Coast Mainline services as engineers work to repair damage.
Richard Lister reports.