David Cameron praises community flood response
5 January 2014 Last updated at 10:47 GMT
Dozens of flood warnings remain in place in parts of the UK, with the Environment Agency warning many areas could be at risk into next week.
Prime Minister David Cameron told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that the community response to flooding had been "incredible".
He said record levels of money had been spent on flood defences but added that "there are always lessons to learn".