Tonight people in Holywell Lake near Wellington have been fighting to keep flood water out of their houses.
They used sandbags and already ruined carpets to divert new floods from getting into their homes.
The stream, just a mile from its source, had become a raging torrent. The Holywell Lake pub had to shut but will be open tomorrow.
A family from Melksham on holiday in Gloucestershire over Christmas had to be rescued from their cottage after being marooned by the floods.
Tyntesfield Estate in North Somerset has been forced to close after the visitor centre was flooded.
RNLI volunteers are on stand by as the region braces itself for more rain. Winds of up to 70mph are also expected.