Business owner recalls 'surreal' floods three months on
Almost £250m worth of damage was caused to roads, bridges and drains last winter by storms Desmond and Eva, new research has found.
The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, says they may need even more financial help as the full cost of the damage emerges, but the government says the figures fail to account for extra money promised in the Budget.
Thousands of people were affected by the floods in Cumbria, Calderdale in West Yorkshire, Northumberland and Lancashire.
Carol Pollitt, who owns a pub on Mytholmroyd High Street in West Yorkshire, had to be rescued after floodwater rushed into her property.
Three months later, she is still trying to get her business back to the way it was.
25 Mar 2016