UK storms: What needs to be done about flooding?
6 February 2014 Last updated at 00:08 GMT
For the first time since the storms began this winter, the prime minister has chaired the government's emergency committee - Cobra.
David Cameron pledged a further £100m to deal with the floods - saying there will be no restrictions on help.
Most of that money will go towards repairing flood defences. But critics say it is too little too late and the government needs a bold vision to prevent large scale flooding in the future.
Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin reports.