The Government will spend 15 and a half million pounds on flood defences in Somerset over the next six years.
More than four million (4.2) will go towards the Somerset Levels and Moors. Seven thousand properties are expected to benefit from the money.
The Treasury has also promised more funding to improve the rail link through Dawlish which was badly damaged in the winter storms.
Dawlish railway station has now re-opened after being closed due to safety fears.
Big waves had come over the sea wall, threatening the line, but the weather has now subsided enough.
The mainline railway station is closed at Dawlish for safety reasons because waves are coming over the sea wall.
Buses are being arranged to serve the station, but there's no estimate for when these will be in place.
Trains can run through, with a speed restriction.
On the trains, the CrossCountry service is suspended between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot due to poor weather conditions along the sea wall.
Tickets are being accepted on First Great Western services.
CrossCountry services won't run through Dawlish until around 11:00. First Great Western will still run, although may be delayed because of speed restrictions.
TRAINS are being cancelled and delayed on the Plymouth to Exeter railway line as "huge waves" crash over the repaired track at Dawlish.
It has led to the following Tweet from a passenger:
Dawlish train line in peril already, train is getting a good wash.
Last year the damaged Dawlish line, which was left with its tracks hanging in mid-air after the sea wall collapsed and the foundations were washed away in February, became one of the defining images of the storms that hit the South West.
As the Transport Secretary visits Devon to discuss rail links in the county in the wake of the Dawlish disaster, one of the county's MPs says it is imperative that there should be an alternative route.
We've got to have a reliant system that would mean two lines one going via Dawlish as it currently does and one going through Okehampton and Tavistock, as it now should. And as I've said, the case is compelling.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is in Devon today to discuss new rail links between Exeter and Plymouth.
Network Rail is considering various options for more reliable services after part of the track was washed away in Dawlish last winter.
One is to reopen the old line through Okehampton, where much of the track still exists, Mr McLaughlin will meet campaigners.
The £800 million scheme has the support of local MPs.
The team of engineers who worked to reopen the Dawlish rail link following the severe weather at the start of the year, will be awarded the prestigious Brunel Medal at the Institution of Civil Engineers Awards today.
The Brunel Medal, named after civil engineering great Isambard Kingdom Brunel, recognises individuals or teams who have shown excellence in civil engineering. This year it goes to a team who repaired part of a railway Brunel himself designed.
The A379 Teignmouth Road in Dawlish is partially blocked due to a fallen tree between John Nash Drive in Dawlish and New Road in Teignmouth.
Council teams are clearing up at the scene.
A video has been posted on You Tube of a train speeding through Dawlish station, apparently on fire.
The operators of the train in question, The Railway Touring Company, have said this was not the case. They say what looked like a fire must in fact have been a trick of the light.