UK floods: 'We want to get help where it's needed' say fire crews
30 January 2014 Last updated at 10:20 GMT
Military planners have been sent to Somerset to decide how they can help to prevent further flooding, with more heavy rain expected over the weekend.
Officials say specialist military vehicles could be in action by the end of the day, helping to take supplies to dozens of homes which have been cut off for weeks.
Wayne Bowcock of the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service told the BBC's Robert Hall that measures were in place to ensure there was adequate cover.
''We're identifying and mapping vulnerability, and we can get the help where it's needed'', he said.