The BBC announced today using one of our photos that ‘Tourist and business leaders in Somerset have said the county is “open for business’. Meanwhile Prince Charles has been visiting those affected by the floods.
Below as updated 03.02.2014
Environment Agency has said ‘Up to 40 properties and 65 square kilometres of land have unfortunately flooded. However, flood defences have protected over 200 square kilometres of land and 3,500 properties, including in the towns of Langport, Martock, Ilchester and Ham.’ The Telegraph blog also had some facts.
Langport over the weekend with the River Parrett brown, fast flowing and close to the top of the bank.
The BBC said ‘Villages such as Muchelney have been cut off for almost a month and about 11,500 hectares (28,420 acres) of the Levels are flooded by about 65 million cubic metres of water.’
Above Right: Water near Langport.
Below from last update on Jan 23rd 2014
With some communities still stranded except by boat and roads still closed causing long diversions, after a month live on the Somerset Levels is still far from normal as the next band of heavy rain is due tomorrow.
Left: Water runs down a field near East Lyng, Somerset.
Below: The view across to Burrow Mump surrounded by water.
For some stunning photography documented in black and white click link below for more shots of the still flooded Somerset Levels by Matilda Temperley. One of her images below