The scenes of carnage on the south coast of England follow those of weeks of flooding in Somerset. This winter must surely go down as the worst in memory for Britain as storm after storm batters the country.
There is no comfort in the forecast which predicts even worse storms to come over the next few days that will affect much of southern Britain. Many areas are on amber alert for rain accompanied by gale force winds.
I just hope all of our friends and relatives are safe.