Flood misery in Thames Valley as history repeats itself
13 February 2014 Last updated at 00:11 GMT
Many Thames Valley homes have been flooded and surrounded by water.
Several severe flood warnings remain in place, with a month's worth of rainfall forecast over the next few days.
Newsnight's Jim Reed reports from Wraysbury, Berkshire, where he is also shown the benefits of building a house on stilts.