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."
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.