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Meet the couple happy to water their kitchen floor with a hosepipe and discover their tips on how to protect your house from flood damage

When their house just outside of Oxford flooded in 2000, Dr Peter Rawcliffe and his wife Maggie dutifully repaired the damage like for like.

However, when they found their South Hinksley home underwater again in 2003, the couple decided to take a new approach to flood proofing.

As well finding novel uses for yogurt pots and discovering the best way to deploy a sandbag, the Oxford Flood Alliance members completely rethought their interiors.

Out went the wooden floor, and in came a host of small changes including raised skirting boards, lime plaster and a kitchen floor fitted with a pump -- innovations that helped the Rawcliffes cope with severe floods in 2007 and again this week.

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