Flooding affects Yatton, north Somerset

A car in Yatton, north Somerset
A car in Yatton, north Somerset Credit: Ben Dargie / @dargie09

Flooding has hit the county of Somerset hard, with many schools closed and small businesses forced to turn away customers.

This photo by Ben Dargie shows a car stranded in Yatton, north Somerset.

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Britain is bracing itself for more flooding this weekend as forecasters predict further heavy downpours. The Environment Agency says nearly 300 properties have already flooded across the UK since Tuesday.