Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to visit stricken communities in the north of England as swamped towns and cities continue to struggle against the Christmas floods.
With more rain forecast for the middle of the week there may be worse to come and the Environment Agency (EA) has more than 25 severe flood warnings in place - meaning there is still a danger to life.
The worst-hit areas will have some respite from rain today but the crisis looks set to continue as more bad weather sweeps in.
Rain will batter the north of England on Wednesday with up to three inches (80mm) falling on high ground and potentially in excess of 4.7ins (120mm) in exposed locations - with most places seeing up to 1.5ins (40mm).
Some 500 military troops have been mobilised to aid emergency services, with another 1,000 on standby should the situation worsen.
The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for rain on Wednesday in North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Humber, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Amber warnings for rain are in place for parts of Scotland on Wednesday too.
By mid morning today, the Environment Agency had severe flood warnings, the most serious, on for several stretches of the River Calder down to Brighouse.
Flooding in Mirfield
Devastation in Brighouse
Stream demolishes wall in Slaithwaite
They also had 88 flood warnings on more streches of the River Calder though Elland, Brighouse and Dewsbury and the River Holme in Lockwood.
Military personnel were mobilised on Sunday to help people in Yorkshire and Lancashire as they battled to keep rising flood waters from the doors of their homes and businesses.
But sandbags were not enough to save some, and hundreds of people had to be evacuated from their homes after rivers in York, Leeds and Manchester burst their banks after “unprecedented” rain in recent days.
The EA has 24 severe flood warnings in place for the North East and three severe flood warnings in place for the North West.
There are almost 200 other flood warnings and alerts in place across the area and other parts including Wales and the Midlands.
The Government has vowed to look again at the quality of the UK’s flood defences as home and business owners face up to a miserable start to the new year.
Emergency financial assistance will also be put in place for affected areas, and homes and businesses damaged by flooding will have access to the same package of support announced for those affected by Storm Desmond.
Mr Cameron praised the efforts of the emergency services and said that with the prevalence of such extreme weather events on the rise, investment in flood defences would continue.
Shadow environment secretary Kerry McCarthy said the Government must “drop its complacency” over the need for climate change adaptation.
One of the worst-hit areas was York, where large swathes of the city are under water after the Foss and Ouse rivers topped their banks.
The Ouse stabilised this morning at 5.7 yards above its normal level, a spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said.
The barrier gate on the Foss was raised after water entered the Foss barrier building, and engineers are examining how to restore power to the site.
Around 500 properties were flooded in the city on Sunday. Troops spent the day stacking sandbags but the flooding was so bad the council ran out and begged nearby councils for help.