UK floods: Water forces out Somerset residents
11 February 2014 Last updated at 22:29 GMT
In the Somerset Levels, many have had to leave their homes as the water continues to rise - and in East Ling it has risen more than 30 cm (12 inches) in the past few days.
Many left so quickly they did not even take essentials such as toothbrushes, while the possessions left by others have proved tempting to those not put off by the water.
Andrew Plant reports.