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27 Staggering New Pictures Of The Somerset Levels Floods

The new shots, taken today, show the evacuated areas around Burrowbridge, Bridgwater, and Moorland.

Burrowbridge, Somerset

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A flooded farm near Burrowbridge on the Somerset Levels, Feb. 9, 2014.

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Many areas have been evacuated as the water levels have risen.

Bridgwater area, Somerset

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The small community at Burrowbridge on the banks of the River Parrett is completely surrounded by water. The church in the background stands on Barrow Mump.

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Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles struck a cautious tone on the subject of global warming.

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He said: "To a degree I don't think it matters whether it's climate change or whether it's part of the cycle we normally see in weather, we've got to deal with the consequences."

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14. The main railway line through Somerset near Bridgwater is now completely underwater in places.

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Moorland, Somerset

16. The village of Moorland is now almost completely abandoned.

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21. Sam Notaro is one of the people left: He is continuing his desperate efforts to save his £1 million new-build house from the floods.

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22. He has constructed a mud bank around his property and has used plastic sheets and sandbags around the house itself.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that there was only one resident left in the village of Moorland. A resident has contacted BuzzFeed to say there are in fact a number of residents left in the town, in 13 houses and bungalows, still battling to keep the flood waters at bay. (10/2/2014, 9:15 a.m. GMT)

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