This week the village of Moorland moved a step closer to normality with the opening of their village hall.
Meanwhile one man's plan to defeat any future floods has run into a few problems. Here's our Somerset correspondent, David Woodland:
A village hall on the Somerset Levels has reopened nine months after being flooded.
Moorland and District Village Hall has been officially reopened at a ceremony this evening. There has been a portable building in its place for nine months. 120 people from the local community were invited to the event.
A report by Natural England has found that last winter's floods had surprisingly little impact on wildlife on the Somerset LevelsRead the full story ›
A study into the flooding on the Somerset Levels last winter has concluded that, despite the fears, the impact on wildlife has not been serious.
Natural England has been looking at evidence from surveys and collecting the observations of local residents.
There are some signs of reduced numbers of mammals, insects and birds in areas which previously hadn't flooded for many years.
A Somerset MP will today call for a council tax levy on residents in areas hit by flooding. Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP for Bridgwater, says the money would help pay for a new rivers board to maintain flood defences. He's also calling for a tidal barrage at the mouth of the river Parrett.
A home in Castle Combe caught fire after being struck by lightning.
The fire started when lightning struck the stables, flat and office buildings during last night's storms. No one was hurt in the incident.
People in Wiltshire are cleaning up after flash floods overnight. The county's fire service said it received more than 200 calls. Homes and businesses were affected. Roads were shut and a school near Corsham was also closed.
A lightning strike damaged a house in Melksham. And an Intercity train became stuck in deep water on the line. Ninety people were evacuated. The train is still blocking the route between Bath and Chippenham.
Station Manager Wayne Jones from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service says they have had a busy night.
Overnight storms have led to yet another day of difficulty for commuters with lightning strikes meaning disruption to rail services.
A weather warning remains in place, with heavy showers and more thunderstorms expected.
On the railways, First Great Western services are affected by storms in the Bath Spa area. Lightning damaged equipment between Melksham and Chippenham in Wiltshire, with the lines between Swindon and Bath Spa/Westbury currently closed.
A shuttle train service is now in place between Chippenham and Swindon.
The Met Office says the bad weather is set to continue. Forecaster Nicola Willis says there was between 10mm and 20mm of rainfall over a four-hour period - a third of the expected monthly rainfall.
She went on: "That is quite a significant amount of rain. There have also been quite a few lightning strikes over that period."
Motorists have been warned of the risk of surface water after the heavy downpours.