Council thanks Burnham charity after flood relief work
County Council has thanked a group of Burnham-On-Sea rescuers
for stepping in to help a stranded community of 120 people.
All roads in and out of the village of in Muchelney have been
closed due to flooding for several days.
council contacted BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) on Wednesday,
which sent its inshore rescue boat to the area to help get vital
supplies and support to residents, as reported here.
4x4 Response has also been helping by taking villagers into nearby
Langport after disembarking.
"We are very grateful to the help given by voluntary groups
stepping in," said Council Leader John Osman this week.
"Our own staff have linked up with partners and emergency
groups to help a large number of people who were stuck, with no
way in or out of the village."
The BARB crew helping villagers during the flooding this week