Around 40 Royal Marines were deployed to the flooded Somerset village of Moorland to help with the relief effort overnight.
They worked alongside emergency service workers on a range of tasks including sandbagging and moving householders’ property to higher levels.
The Marines were sent from 40 Commando Royal Marines based at Norton Manor Camp in Taunton.
One resident built a giant clay wall to protect his house, but other locals could do nothing to stop the rising waters.
A Somerset resident has built a giant wall out of clay around his house in a battle to stem rising flood waters surrounding his house.