Just 18 Marines have been sent to help with the flood defences on the Somerset Levels. Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that the marines from 40 Commando near Taunton are hoping to lay 1,000 pre-filled sandbags along a 1-2km stretch of retaining wall.
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The residents of one street in Egham in Surrey have described how they have coped with the devastating impact of the floods.
Somerset Levels have been one of the worst-affected areas during the floods and today's aerial images reveal the situation remains bleak.