Extra sandbags have been put in place on the River Parrett in Burrowbridge over the last 24 hours, but the water level looked perilously close to overflowing this morning.
Large crowds had gathered - a combination of local residents and the media - to watch as a few leaks turned into a torrent of water that is now pouring down the road.
Residents fear it could make some of the roads impassable and that some of their houses may get cut off.
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