- West Country (E)
Fire crews were called to Cothelstone near Bishops Lydeard earlier today to deal with a vehicle trapped in flood water. The crews put on dry suits and waded into the water, managing to rescue two people and a dog.
Devon & Somerset Fire Service is warning people not to risk driving through floods.
The fire crews have had to carry out dozens of rescues from flood water in the last week. Water levels are still quite high in some parts of Somerset. I would recommend people not to drive through flood water as it's dangerous, not just for the people themselves but also for the fire crews who come to rescue them.
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.