A main road in Somerset which has been closed for 11 weeks for flood protection works re-opens this morning.
The A372 at Beer Wall was flooded for several weeks last winter. Somerset County Council is confident the works will keep the road open if there is a repeat of those conditions.
There are more works to come next spring, when four new culverts will be installed as part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan.
People in Somerset will have more power over managing flood risk thanks to a deal signed by the government today.
The new £2.7 million Somerset Rivers Authority will start work next year to reduce the risk of the kind of flooding the region suffered with last winter.
Bridgwater and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger praised the new initiative.
The Government will spend £15.5 million on flood defences in Somerset over the next six years.
More than £4 million (4.2) will be spent on the Somerset Levels and moors.
7,000 properties are expected to benefit from the money - which is part of at least £35 million committed to Somerset over the next eight years.
A campaign has begun urging motorists not to risk their lives by driving through flood water.
It's called 'Turn Around, Don't Drown' and is run by Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service.
Crews have been demonstrating the dangers involved in driving through water that's too deep.
As you'd expect over the last two years with the extreme weather we've had, we've had very nearly a hundred rescues from vehicles in the water each year.
Most of them happen in the hours of darkness and a lot of them are caused just by the ignorance of the power of moving water.
You can see footage of Cornwall Fire Service re-enactment of a water rescue below:
A campaign urging motorists not to risk their lives by driving through flood water is launched today.
Called 'Turn Around, Don't Drown', Cornwall Fire Service will be demontrating the risks involved in taking a chance with water that could potentially be much deeper than drivers suspect.
This week the village of Moorland moved a step closer to normality with the opening of their village hall.
Meanwhile one man's plan to defeat any future floods has run into a few problems. Here's our Somerset correspondent, David Woodland:
A village hall on the Somerset Levels has reopened nine months after being flooded.
Moorland and District Village Hall has been officially reopened at a ceremony this evening. There has been a portable building in its place for nine months. 120 people from the local community were invited to the event.
Dozens of communities repeatedly blighted by flooding are still not getting the protection they deserve, according to a report out today.Read the full story ›
A report by Natural England has found that last winter's floods had surprisingly little impact on wildlife on the Somerset LevelsRead the full story ›
A study into the flooding on the Somerset Levels last winter has concluded that, despite the fears, the impact on wildlife has not been serious.
Natural England has been looking at evidence from surveys and collecting the observations of local residents. There are some signs of reduced numbers of mammals, insects and birds in areas which previously had not flooded for many years.