I have been drawn back to the Derby flood of 1932, and in particular the suffering any such disaster brings.*
On that Sunday morning most were taken unawares and as ever those who lost the most were those who could not afford to. Many families in the low lying areas lost everything and without insurance cover this was a real catastrophe.
Opposite; families in the Chester Green Road, watch the rising flood water, while the Lord Mayor made a flood appeal.
Pictures; from Souvenir of the Derby Floods In Aid of the Lord Mayor Flood Fund, May 1932