Two million homes have been built in the natural floodplain of rivers or the coast and are vulnerable to flooding,
Scientists predict that climate change may lead to more frequent flooding in the future,
Property, land and assets to the value of £214 billion are at risk of flooding in England and Wales,
Since 1998, 28 people have died as a direct result of flooding, including children. Thousands have suffered shock, trauma and devastating damage to their homes and possessions,
Many families have still not moved back into their homes following the 2000 floods,
Six inches of fast flowing water will knock you off your feet; four inches of water will ruin your carpet, and two feet of water will float your car.