assists in ongoing flood relief work across Somerset
from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue were called to
help in ongoing flood relief work across Somerset on Wednesday
from the charity were called out by the Somerset Civil Contingencies
Unit after further heavy rain prompted the evacuation of residents
in Fordgate, North Moor and Moorland.
alongside several organisations, BARB was tasked with checking
on the welfare of residents in the villages.
team also evacuated a couple from their flooded home, who were
safely taken through the water to a rest centre set up by Sedgemoor
Operations Manager Mike Lowe said: "Our volunteers are always
available to help the community during times like this."
is one of several organisations helping with flood relief work
as part of the Somerset Civil Contingencies Unit.
has had a busy start to the year, having helped deliver supplies
to the cut-off village of Muchelney during several days in January.
The charity also evacuated a lady stranded in her flood-hit home
for 13 days in North Curry. They have also assisted in several
other weather-related call-outs over the past month.
The BARB boat being driven through the floods on Wednesday