Burnham-On-Sea pilot takes new aerial shots of Somerset floods
scale of Somerset's floods is illustrated in these new aerial
photos and video captured by a Burnham-On-Sea microlight enthusiast.
Thomas got a 'birds-eye view' of the ongoing flooding when he
flew in his microlight over the River Parrett to Burrowbridge.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The video clip that begins by looking
south towards Taunton then swings across the Somerset floods from
south to east to North finally showing the floods around Westonzoyland
with Bridgwater in the distance."
the floods are more extensive than they have been in previous
years with many acres of farmland under water. These pictures
were taken from an altitude of around two thousand feet, and to
get good pictures they were taken with the aircraft window open
which was very cold and rather windy. The Environment Agency's
pumping station is shown where the pumps are working flat out."
official figures reveal that more than 43 sq miles (27,000 acres)
of productive farmland has been flooded across the county over
the past month.