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The Government has announced an additional £6.7m to help local councils deal with the damage caused by flooding and recent severe weather. The money will be used to help affected communities recover.
One of those most affected is the area around Muchelney on the Somerset Levels. Despite the problems being faced by those who live there, they say community spirit is keeping them going.
John Bevir reports:
Three year old Elsa Sadler can't have a birthday party because the floods on the Somerset Levels mean her friends can't get there.
It's now more than two weeks since huge parts of Somerset were hit by the flooding and it could be many more before life returns to normal.
People living on the Somerset Levels, many of whom are cut off by the recent floods, are calling for regular dredging to solve the problem