David Hall, the deputy leader Somerset County Council, told Daybreak that the Government's intervention is "crucial" to alleviate difficulties being faced by residents in the flood-hit county.
Hall said he wanted to remain "positive" about the flood relief but that the delay in action had made Somerset feel like "the forgotten county".
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Passengers, including a pregnant woman, say they have been stranded since 4pm yesterday.
The boxer said it was the "least he could do" and even donated the £30,000 shorts he wore in his last fight against Devon Alexander.
By Sunday it should become drier with spells of winter sunshine but temperatures will still remain on the cool side.