Human-induced climate change increased the risk of severe storms like those that hit the South West, say scientists.Read the full story ›
It's almost two years since normal services were suspended at a church in the village of Moorland in Somerset because of the floods.Read the full story ›
The question of whether farmers should be compensated for holding water back to prevent flooding has been raised by West MP Neil Parish.Read the full story ›
This video clip shows water spilling out of the River Tone into Currymoor on the Somerset Levels.
This is how the system is supposed to work when the river floods.
Up to 14 million cubic metres of water can be stored on the moor and pumped back into the river when the level drops.
The Environment Agency has issued five flood warnings for the South West and residents should take action to protect themselvesRead the full story ›
The Environment Agency is advising people in certain parts of the South West to take immediate action, as flooding is expected.Read the full story ›
Somerset drivers are being warned of flooding on the A359 near Yeovil. Stay safe, and tweet or email us your pictures and experiences if it is safe to do so, at @itvwestcountry or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A359 at Mudford/Marston Magna is flooded. Please drive carefully.
Lady Bathurst of Cirencester Park, Cirencester, has launched an online appeal to raise funds for the victims of the Christmas 2015 floods across the UK.
"Like so many, Lord Bathurst and I have watched the news reports over this festive period with a growing sense of horror and helplessness.
It was a completely natural and immediate reaction to want to try and do something constructive to help those who are having such a devastating experience, right across the country."
We all remember the devastating 2007 floods across Gloucestershire and the equally wonderful way in which complete strangers pulled together to help each other. It is only natural that we would all wish to reflect the amazing support we were shown back then, and if I can offer an avenue for everyone to do so, then I couldn't be happier.
The appeal has already raised £700 and will help flood victims, with particular emphasis on those who are no longer covered by insurance, the elderly, the isolated, as well as those families with young children.
It will help them to refurnish their homes with basic furniture and essential electrical goods such as sofas, kitchen equipment, washing machines and other household necessities.
You can find out more here.
The Environment Agency has been testing giant pumps designed to help reduce the risk of a repeat of last year's flooding on the Somerset Levels.
The pumps will be on permanent standby at Dunball, ready to suck more than a million tons of water day out of the King's Sedgemoor Drain.
21 months after the floods the spirit of pulling together and helping each other is alive and well on the Somerset Levels.Read the full story ›