Glenridding, in the Lake District, was preparing for more torrential rain today as dozens of flood warnings remain in place across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Residents said they felt “devastated, tired and defeated” after the Ullswater burst its banks once again on Tuesday.
Recovery work is continuing as the river is dredged to remove boulders, rocks and other blockages in the hopes of avoiding further flooding.
The Glenridding Hotel shared photos of the damage on Facebook, showing floors several inches deep in water and areas of outside decking partially washed away.
“We are flooding again,” staff wrote. “We are feeling very emotional here as we are receiving the full brunt of the water yet again. Feeling devastated, tired and defeated.”
As it continued to pour, managers said they were listening to Travis’ 1999 song “Why Does It Always Rain On Me?”.
The hotel was quick to dismiss the Environment Secretary’s suggestion that businesses and homeowners in the worst-affected areas should face higher council tax to pay for flood defences, saying victims have “suffered enough” already.
Liz Truss said she supported a scheme allowing Somerset authorities to increase levies by 1.25 per cent, amounting to around £15 a year per household, calling it a “very good model”.
Further downpours are expected today and yellow weather warnings are in place for rain and ice across Cumbria, western and central Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The affected area is extending to Wales on Friday, when warnings for damaging storm-force winds and possible snow come in.
In Pictures: Floods hit the UK
In Pictures: Floods hit the UK
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Members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue and soldiers from 2 Battalion The Duke of Lancasters Regiment evacuating people from the Queens Hotel in York city centre as the River Ouse floods on December 27, 2015
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Teams in Whalley evacuate villagers from their homes
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A resident of Glenridding, which flooded for the third time this month, surveys the damage
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The River Ouse, York, has burst its banks
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A soldier from the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster’s regiment helps to sure up flood defences in Appleby, Cumbria, one of the areas worst affected by the floods
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Experts believe the cost of clearing up the most recent flooding could exceed £50m (PA)
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Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in York
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A police helicopter photographed the extent of the flooding in York on 27 December.
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Flooding at Clifford's Tower in York on 27 December
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Flooding along York's Inner Ring Road on 27 December
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Water runs out of the Lowther pub in York on 27 December after the River Ouse bursts its banks in York city centre.
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Flooded streets in Dumfries, Scotland on 30 December
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A car left submerged in floodwater in Newton Stewart, Scotland
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Staff at the Worlds End bar in Dumfries Scotland desperately try to pump floodwater out of the building
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A man stands in the doorway of his cottage in the flooded town of Straiton in Scotland
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Flooding in the village of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
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Man wades through floodwater outside a fish and chip shop in Dumfries, Scotland
“Another area of low pressure is expected to move quickly east across the Atlantic, bringing another spell of heavy rain to western parts of the UK,” a spokesperson for the Met Office said.
“Be aware of the potential for further localised flooding and disruption to travel.”
Forecasters said rain would spread from the west during Thursday, gradually turning heavier and more persistent.
Western Scotland and northwest England will see the heaviest rain into the early hours of Friday – up to 100mm on higher ground and 60mm elsewhere - while drier conditions are expected by the evening.
There are currently 21 flood warnings and 74 less severe flood alerts in place across England and Wales.