People whose homes have been cut off by floodwaters for a week were finally able to reach dry land today - thanks to a special ferry boat service. The authorities have brought in four-by-fours and a motorboat to help residents on the Somerset levels.
Some householders say it's the worst flooding they can remember, as Richard Lawrence reports.
Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from homes in Barnstaple after the River Yeo burst its banks.
A woman spent 50 minutes clinging to a branch after being swept away from her flooded car at Umberleigh in North Devon.
Braunton's brand new flood defences were unable to withstand their first test of flooding.