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Labour has attacked water companies for staying silent over the catastrophic floods affecting parts of the UK and said more should be done by the main firms to assess the level of investment in flood protection.
Shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle told the Sky News Murnaghan programme: "We need to get water companies involved in looking whether or not their investment levels are adequate enough.
"The water companies are keeping very quiet at the moment, I must say, about this situation."
Bryony Sadler, a flooding campaigner in Somerset, says the government needs to send in heavy-duty pumps to avoid the situation getting any worse.
Amphibious vehicles are making their way to help the recovery efforts in flood-hit Somerset.
The vehicles are 1960s ex-military machines that have been adapted for civilian use.
They will "get anywhere and go anywhere" said James Leavelsey, head of the Staffordshire-based Leavesley Group, which is tasked with transporting the vehicles to Somerset.
Extra sandbags have been put in place on the River Parrett in Burrowbridge over the last 24 hours, but the water level looked perilously close to overflowing this morning.
Large crowds had gathered - a combination of local residents and the media - to watch as a few leaks turned into a torrent of water that is now pouring down the road.
Residents fear it could make some of the roads impassable and that some of their houses may get cut off.
Flood victims will have a brief respite from the downpours today, but high spring tides and yet more heavy rain in the coming days mean their plight will continue for some time.
Forecasters are predicting a break in the bad weather today, but experts at the Met Office have issued severe weather warnings of winds of up to 80mph and heavy rain of up to 30mm (1.2in) for the South West, southern England, south Wales and Northern Ireland from tomorrow until Wednesday.
As of this morning the EA had three severe flood warnings, warning of danger to life, in place around the River Severn in the Midlands, along with 114 less severe flood warnings, caused by high tides and swollen rivers.
The Environment Agency has issued three severe flood warnings - where there is danger to life - along with 115 warnings where flooding is expected and immediate action is required.
There are also 301 flood alerts where flooding is possible.
For the latest guidance in your area check the Environment Agency flood page.
Large waves have been lashing the seafront in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth amid high tides and strong winds.
Six pensioners ready to board a tiny vessel to Kenya have been left stuck in Cornwall after the poor weather delayed them starting their journey of a lifetime.
The group form the entire crew of the tiny hospital ship Jubilee Hope.
The converted former Royal Navy boat has already been delayed sailing since earlier this week on her 8,500 mile "maiden voyage" to Mombasa.
The plan is to cut the vessel into two and rebuild it into a medical centre.
However, the ship's crew will have to wait for the stormy weather and floods to subside first.
A spokesman for the group said: "They are praying for good weather soon - as well as public support to pay for a total fuel bill of over £42,000 - to be hopefully raised whilst on passage.
"At just eight knots (10 miles per hour) the journey will take many months. Supporters are raising the cash for the fuel."
You can find out more and donate on the Vine Trust website.
Michael Moyle says there was nothing they could do to stop the tidal surge flooding his pub the Tywarnhayle Inn in Perranporth in Cornwall.
Th pub re-opened just one weeks after being flooded on New Year's Day.
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