boat crew helps flood victims for a third day across Somerset
inshore rescue boat crew helped residents trapped in their flooded
homes for a third day running on Tuesday (January 7th).
Search & Rescue's volunteers brought supplies to 100 cut-off
residents in Muchelney, near Langport, and the boat was also called
to North Curry.
villagers were also brought across the water-logged fields to
the neighbouring town of Langport for appointments. Gemma, Joe
and Jamie, pictured here, were among them.
said: "We are all really grateful to BARB for helping our
village. It really means a lot to us that we are still able to
get to Langport and receive supplies."
can only leave the village by boat since the water is so deep
that not even a tractor can make it through.
from Tesco, plus prescriptions from the local surgery and food
and drink from The Sun newspaper were also taken to the village
on the boat on Tuesday.
- which rather translates as 'Big Island' in Saxon - was devastated
last winter after suffering the worst floods in 90 years, but
this year's flooding is even worse, say residents.
was also called to a flooded smallholding at Knapp near North
Curry outside Taunton on Tuesday afternoon by the Environment
Agency to help deliver animal feed to a cut-off smallholding,
- which operates an inshore rescue boat and two rescue hovercrafts
- is one of several organisations in the region helping with flood
relief work as part of the Somerset Civil Contingencies Unit.
The BARB crew in action on Tuesday in Muchelney and Knapp
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