Two amphibious vehicles are being driven down to Somerset today from Alrewas in Staffordshire to help victims of flooding on the Somerset Levels.
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.
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After a rather cloudy start, the cloud will break up leaving a breezy day with sunny spells and scattered showers.
Sunny spells and scattered showers will develop during the morning. Some of these will become heavy and thundery after midday.
Cloudy with further outbreaks of rain, which are likely to become heavy at first. Staying generally dry after midnight.