'Scum and smells' emerge as water recedes in Muchelney
30 January 2014 Last updated at 10:55 GMT
Residents of the village of Muchelney on the Somerset levels have been cut off for almost one month due to severe floods.
Reporter Andrew Plant visited the area to find out how residents had been depending on a boat to get them from the village to the mainland.
Speaking to the BBC's Simon McCoy, he described the residue of scum and the smell that is being left behind as the flood water recedes.