Communities across Britain are facing fresh misery this weekend as they brace themselves for yet more rain and potential flooding.
A combination of rain, high tides and strong winds means there is a "strong risk" of flooding in coastal areas across England and Wales.
The EA has flood warnings in place throughout the country, while the Met Office has issued its own warnings of heavy rain and high winds of up to 60mph for many southern and western areas until tomorrow.
There are six severe flood warnings - meaning a danger to life - in force along the coastlines of Cornwall, North Devon and Somerset as well as Plymouth Barbican, the EA said.
There are also nearly 100 flood warnings and more than 200 flood alerts in place across England and Wales.
A band of heavy rain sweeping swept across the South West, West Wales and southern England today, with 0.8in (20mm) to 1.2in (30mm) set to fall across many parts and as much as 1.6in (40mm) on high ground.
High tides will leave coastal areas in the South West at risk of flooding and parts of south-east England, the North West and Yorkshire and Hull coast will also be affected by the wind, rain and high tides in the next few days.
The forecasts will be met with trepidation by residents on the Somerset Levels, which has seen 25 square miles (65 sq km) swamped by the worst flooding in the area for 20 years.
The Environment Agency (EA) has been running dozens of pumps 24 hours a day to drain an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of water - equivalent to 600 Olympic-sized swimming pools - from the Levels, where around 40 properties have flooded.
The Army is currently on stand-by to help villages cut off by the floods, and military planners met council officials and emergency services to discuss how to bring relief to communities, many of whom have been stranded since Christmas.
The Government and the EA have come under fire from MPs and local councils in Somerset, with accusations of under-investment in flood defence work.
There have been widespread calls for urgent dredging of rivers, but the EA insisted that would not have prevented the recent flooding.
On Wednesday, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said dredging would be carried out on the Levels as soon as it is safe to do so.
But a senior Labour MP described the Government's decision to call in the military as "spin".
Emily Thornberry said the Coalition was making "policy by photo-opportunity" and added: "The spin we had was that the Prime Minister had called in the Army and then we see it's two majors who have gone home."
The Prince of Wales is expected to visit flood-affected parts of the Somerset Levels next Tuesday.
The visit had been planned so Charles could see how businesses and residents coped with the 2012 flooding, but he will now see the latest problems for himself.
Meanwhile, flood barriers have been put up at Frankwell in Shrewsbury to protect against a rise in river levels on the Severn after heavy rain in Shropshire on Tuesday, and temporary defences are also set to be erected at Bewdley on the Severn.
In Wales, students in seafront halls of residence at Aberystwyth University are being evacuated today until 4pm on Monday as a precaution.
The latest poor weather conditions come at the end of a month which has already become the wettest January on record for parts of southern England.