Steve Hawkins from Network Rail explains how putting dams on the Penzance to Paddington line means the service around Exeter will be closed for days, rather than weeks.
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.