Barely half the measures proposed to combat flooding after severe problems in Birmingham two years ago have been implemented, it has been revealed.
A report into the flooding of Selly Oak and Perry Barr in June 2016 made 80 recommendations to prevent or lessen the impact of future floods.
But only 41 have been completed, with another 36 on course for completion soon and one cancelled as not needed.
The details emerged as city councillors gave the go-ahead for a committee inquiry into last month's floods.
Two flood defence schemes in Queen's Park, Harborne, and Selly Park North, the latter being carried out by the Environment Agency at Pebble Mill, are overdue, according to a written statement.
The city was swept with floods following torrential rain two weeks ago with Selly Oak, Edgbaston, Hall Green and Harborne badly hit.
Some properties which were only recently restored following the 2016 floods were wrecked.
Councillors have now launched a full inquiry into the floods and measures to prevent further problems to run alongside an official Environoment Agency investigation.
Coun Roger Harmer (Lib Dem, Acocks Green) told council colleagues they were caught in a flooding “jaws of doom” between climate change, meaning more severe storms and poor infrastructure to move the water away.
And Coun Karen McCarthy (Lab, Selly Park and Bournbrook) said a month’s rain fell in an hour.
"Given this was the second time in two years that parts of this city experienced a 'once in 100 year flood event' we really do need to find better ways to describe these flood risks."
“ I have never seen the Pershore Road like it, the storm drain covers were lifting with the force of water," she said.
"In Selly Park North the non-completion of the flood defence works at Pebble Mill meant waters came across the Pershore Road from the Bournbrook and into houses."
She talked about homes, some recently repaired following 2016, being swiftly overwhelmed by water and vulnerable people needing rescue.
Now they face months of upheaval and uncertainty before they can return.
Coun McCarthy called for residents' testimony to be included in the inquiry to 'truly understand what happened' and for an investigation into funding for flood defences.
And Coun Timothy Huxtable said there needed to be more protection and investment in trees which soak up water and slow the impact of heavy storms.
The councillors also praised the response from emergency services, community volunteers, neighbours, council staff and ex forces helpers from Team Rubicon.