Somerset farmer: Military will lead to 'dead livestock'

A Somerset farmer told Daybreak he was highly sceptical about the military's ability to help those stranded by the floods.

Daniel Graham who was involved in a "mammoth operation" to move 500 cows to safety, said: "We have livestock in the area. If we call in the military, we are going to have dead livestock."

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Somerset village evacuated after flood defences breached

Marines and police have helped to evacuate residents in the Somerset village of Moorland after their flood defences were breached. One resident built a giant wall out of clay around his house to try to stem rising flood waters.