More heavy rain is set to fall across the East Midlands.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Thursday and Friday meaning "further heavy rain may lead to further disruption and flooding".
Derbyshire Dales District Council is urging residents and businesses to be ready for a possible repeat of last week's flooding that killed one local woman.
The authority's chief executive, Paul Wilson, said: "While we will always try to help vulnerable residents, our advice to anyone concerned that their home or business is at risk of flooding is to buy sandbags from a hardware store. Garden soil can be used as an alternative."
The district council is handing out filled sandbags at local "hubs" in areas which suffered most from the flooding on Friday.
People are being asked to take only what they need so there is enough to go around.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is also asking people to "be prepared" and avoid routes prone to flooding.