Shrewbury residents have called for immediate action after they have suffered flooding three years in a row.
The Shropshire town has been among the worst-affected areas of the UK as flooding followed storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin.
Among those hit was Chris Allen, whose 700-year-old house and its garden beside the River Severn were so badly affected he was trapped inside all day on Tuesday.
“The river was literally flowing all the way around the house,” the 53-year-old told the PA news agency.
“It was too dangerous to leave the house – it was probably about seven feet at the back of the house and two or three feet at the front.”
The Severn Valley Water Management Scheme, which was set up to try to tackle the issue, is due to produce an overview of possible measures early this year.