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'Do it yourself flood bags' handed out to flood prone homes

Do it yourself flood bags handed out to flood prone homes Credit: ITV News

Volunteers have been giving out special flood packs to owners of flood prone homes on the Somerset Levels.

The packs include giant waterproof bags to protect belongings, do it yourself sand bags and were given out in Moorland and Burrowbridge.

They've been put together by The Somerset Emergency Volunteers to help prevent damage like what was seen in the floods 2 years ago.

Somerset village cut off by the floods

Oath cut off by flood water Credit: ITV News West Country

A second Somerset village has become an island after getting cut off by the floods.

Oath near Burrowbridge is now surrounded by water and there are fears things could get worse with more water running off the fields and more rain forecast this week.

There are reports North Moor has risen and the flood level at Middlemoor has gone up to nearly 5 meters.

The scene at Oath this afternoon Credit: ITV News West Country
Flood water rises at Oath Credit: ITV News West Country


Three flood warnings issued for Somerset

There are three flood warnings in place in the region tonight. The first is for Salt Moor and North Moor, including East Lyng, Burrowbridge, West Yeo, Moorland and Fordgate.

There is also one for the A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge and Curry Moor and Hay Moor. More rain is expected overnight and people living in areas at risk are advised to take action.