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Flood preparation training takes place in Somerset

The event 'flood action day' has been organised by the Environment Agency. Credit: ITV West Country

People in Somerset are being invited to take part in a free day of training workshops in Sedgemoor to help prepare for emergencies such as flooding and snow.

The event, taking place on Thursday 25 October, has been organised by the Environment Agency.

It is aimed at better preparing communities for incidents like the flooding seen in the county in 2014.

It will run from 10am to 4pm at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre, near North Petherton.

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Northbound A37 blocked by flooding at Stratton

Heavy rain in the early hours is causing delays across the South West. Credit: ITV West Country

The A37 is blocked northbound because of flooding at Stratton.

Heavy rain overnight and in the early hours is causing delays across the South West.

The downpour caused flooding at the railway bridge on the A37 and as a result police placed flood warning signs telling people to avoid the road.

Despite these warnings, Travel Dorset says some drivers are not following the police's instructions.

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Coverack: 100 tonnes of silt and debris removed from flood-hit village

The Environment Agency has confirmed it's removed nearby 100 tons of silt and other debris from a Cornish village that was hit by flash flooding

The clean up operation at Coverack took 10 days. Credit: Environment Agency SW
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