RNLI Flood Rescue Team on standby in Somerset

The RNLI's specially-trained Flood Rescue Team (FRT) have been put on alert this morning in Bridgwater in Somerset, ITV West reports.

The team of some 20 volunteers was put together recently for occasions like today.

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Wet weekend for rain-soaked UK

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.