People are still waiting for the water to recede before finding out the true cost of the floods.
Two Army-style all-terrain vehicles have left Staffordshire to help residents trapped by the floods.
People who were flooded when a new Environment Agency pump failed in the floods were told today they may get a new early warning system.
Herefordshire and Worcester Fire Service have rescued a woman from a car stuck in flood water near Whitchurch in Herefordshire. Water responders from Ross on Wye were involved in the rescue.
Two amphibious vehicles are being driven down to Somerset today from Alrewas in Staffordshire to help victims of flooding on the Somerset Levels.
– James Leavesley, Group Director
I have been working with Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit for some years on the re-utilisation of equipment like this, and for exactly this kind of emergency.
I'm really pleased to see that Staffordshire's highly detailed preparations for all emergency situations will now be used to help the people of Somerset who so desperately need this type of support.
Two amphibious vehicles are about to leave Staffordshire for the long journey down to Somerset where they will help transport aid to cut off victims of the floods.
Amphibious vehicles built by a Staffordshire company are heading south today to help victims of the Somerset floods.
The vehicles are currently kitted out to get aid to stranded communities.
The manufacturers have been working with the Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit - a team set up to help in emergencies.
The company, based in Alrewas, has spent the last two days providing training to nine drivers before the vehicles could be deployed to the flood-stricken area.
With rivers at bursting point across the Midlands, Shrewsbury is preparing itself for the worst.
Flood barriers have been put in place along the River Severn, as the Environment Agency have upgraded the chance of it bursting its banks, with more heavy rain forecast for the weekend.
The Environment Agency in Boston will begin putting up temporary flood defences today after a 30-metre section of flood wall was damaged by the tidal surge earlier this month.
Sixty metres of temporary defences will be erected. The works should be completed by the end of the week.
Temporary flood defences will go up in Boston, Lincolnshire tomorrow. They'll help to reduce the risk of floods in the area after 30 metres of flood wall were damaged by the tidal surge earlier this month.
In total, 60 metres of temporary defences will be in place.
Environment Agency teams have already been water-proofing and stacking up one-tonne sandbags.
A 40-metre hole in a flood bank has already been repaired by driving steel piles into the ground and 2000 tonnes of stone used to fill in the hole.
Flood risk continues to grow over next few days. R Severn and Wye will begin to respond. Very wet outlook,