Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has announced he will be chairing a meeting of the Government's Emergency Committee to discuss its response to the flooding expected in many parts of the UK today.
It is thought the meeting will take place early this afternoon.
Mr Paterson said: "The Environment Agency and local authorities have teams on the ground monitoring the situation as it emerges.
"Due to the continuing extreme weather, I will be chairing another Cobra (emergencies committee) meeting today to ensure that everything that can be done to help affected areas is being done.
"With a number of severe flood warnings still in place I urge everyone to follow the advice from the Environment Agency and police and to take every precaution."
A farm in Muchelney, Somerset, has been completely surrounded by floodwater following the recent storms, turning it into an island.
As river levels continue to rise here is a snap shot of the floods across the East and West Midlands.
Photos taken before and since the recent storms show how British towns, roads and nature have been affected by the extreme weather.