It's been revealed today that businesses affected by flooding on the Somerset Levels have lost on average more than £17,000 each in just six weeks.
The Somerset Chamber of Commerce estimates trade is down a quarter.
The news came on the day Labour leader Ed Milliband visited the Somerset Levels to find out how people are getting on with insurance claims.
Our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports:-
Campaigners have come up with a novel way to prevent future flooding across our region by reintroducing beavers to our waterways.
The Prime Minister has announced a £10 million support package for businesses affected by the floods.
Part of Gloucester has withstood the high tides so far but a severe warning remains in place with fears of more flooding