December 23rd - 31st 2013Storms batter the South-West causing widespread disruption.
The Environment Agency issues warnings of flooding on the Somerset Levels and the Local Government Association advises people to look for emergency accomodation.
January 3rd 2014Cattle and horses are rescued from a farm on the Levels.
Water cuts off all major roads into Yeovil.
January 6th 2014Homes are being evacuated.
The village of Muchelney has been cut off since January 3.
Anger is growing - residents and MPs accuse the Environment Agency of neglecting the rivers and failing to carry out much needed dredging.
January 24th - 29th 2014Environment Secretary Owen Paterson visits, it's the first official Government visit to the area.
The National Farmers Union speaks out about the destruction of farmers' land.
Environment Secretary offers military help to aid affected areas but Somerset County Council decline saying the fire service is currently coping.
Prime Minister David Cameron announces that rivers in Somerset will be dredged once the flood water has gone.
February 5th 2014'Danger to life' flood warnings are issued for parts of the Somerset Levels.150 properties are being asked to evacuate at North moor and Fordgate on the Somerset Levels.
Council officers and Police are going door-to-door knocking.
A rest centre has been set up at North Petherton Bowls Centre.
February 7th 2014Flood waters in Moorland and Fordgate on the Somerset Levels rise by up to a metre in a few minutes in the early hours of the morning, affecting 80 homes.
60 homes are evacuated and 30 residents, mostly living in properties on higher ground, decide to stay put.
20 people use the rest centre at Westfield Church in Bridgwater overnight.
This crisis is hugely traumatic for our residents and communities – I know that everyone in Somerset is thinking of them at this time and I want to thank all those people who have been helping those so badly affected, whether emergency services, military personnel, our fantastic volunteers and particularly our council staff and those of other local authorities and agencies. On the ground they are working incredibly hard to protect communities and keep people safe.
February 10th 2014The embattled chairman of the Environment Agency, Lord Smith, claims the agency is being "used as a political football for a good media story" in the recent flooding.
He's responding to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' comments in an interview in which he suggested the government had "relied too much on the Environment Agency's advice".
February 12th 2014Prime Minister David Cameron holds emergency COBRA meeting to discuss the current flooding situation.
Council tax is suspended for all Somerset's flood victims.
February 13th 2014
David Cameron tells councils across Somerset and the West Country not to charge for sandbags.He tweets “I’ve told local councils they should not charge for sandbags in flood-hit areas – central government will pick up the cost.”
February 14th 2014
Residents of Burrowbridge start moving their cars using a floating pontoon.
February 17th 2014
Groups of offenders are drafted in to help residents on the flooded Somerset Levels by filling hundreds of sandbags.
February 21st 2014
April 20th 2014
A service is held in a Somerset church for the first time since massive floods devastated the area.
Hundreds of people gathered in Moorland to mark Easter Sunday.
It's around 3 months since the church and houses around it were flooded and many families are still unable to return home.
I've spent eleven thousand on grass seed so I could have done with it now rather than later on really but fortunately the bank manager's been very kind in extending the overdraft and we've borrowed some money as well. We've had tractors and machinery written off and had to hire tractors in the interim until we replace them so that's an added cost.
Flood victim Bryony Sadler finally moves back into her house on the Somerset Levels.
A fifth of the 126 flood victims at Moorland on the Somerset Levels aren't able to get buildings insurance. Others see huge hikes in premiums even if they didn't flood.