There seems to be quite a lot of drone footage now of the floods. Here's one for font fans:
There really needs to be so much investment in hydrological engineering, especially, it seems, in the North, although there are obviously often localised floods in London, too. It's just shocking how much this has been neglected.
Again, comparing it to the floods in East Germany, around the river Elbe, in 2002, where you had similar problems--houses built in the flood plain, the centre of Dresden under water, etc.--, they've since done an enormous amount of work on the areas affected. It's not exactly rocket science to get it right.
Shocking to read that insurance premiums went up threefold in Bentley, so that people could no longer afford them.