UK floods: Sand shores up Somerset river
31 January 2014 Last updated at 09:56 GMT
More rain, high winds and high tides are set to hit the south and west of the UK, causing further flooding.
The Met Office is warning of heavy rain in southern England - including the already flooded Somerset Levels.
The BBC's Andrew Plant reports from Burrowbridge in Somerset, where a donation of 300 tonnes of sand has meant a major sandbagging operation can help protect the river bank.