The Fire and Ice event planned for Taunton's Castle Green tomorrow has been cancelled due to the bad weather forecast. It would have involved sculptors carving Somerset's famous Wyvern symbol out of ice.
Taunton Deane Borough Council hopes it can be held at a later date.
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.