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'Do it yourself flood bags' handed out to flood prone homes

Do it yourself flood bags handed out to flood prone homes Credit: ITV News

Volunteers have been giving out special flood packs to owners of flood prone homes on the Somerset Levels.

The packs include giant waterproof bags to protect belongings, do it yourself sand bags and were given out in Moorland and Burrowbridge.

They've been put together by The Somerset Emergency Volunteers to help prevent damage like what was seen in the floods 2 years ago.

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Police roadblock to protect Moorland properties

Police roadblock on road to flooded Moorland Credit: ITV News West Country

The police have put a new roadblock across the road into Moorland over the weekend. It is normally used to block streets in the event of a riot. Here it is to stop potential criminals from entering Moorland where floodwater is receding, leaving evacuated homes vulnerable.

The roadblock is normally used in riot situations Credit: ITV News West Country