The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has arrived in Somerset ahead of an official visit to some of the areas still cut off by flooding.
But with locals accusing officials of being slow to act, the visit may prove difficult.
ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:
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Owners must also prove they have something to pick up dog mess with under new rules imposed by one council.
The former prime minister made the comments as he prepares to return to politics saying he wants to be "part of the debate" on Brexit.
The new measures would mirror childcare vouchers and see workers sacrifice some of their salary to benefit.