Residents of Muchelney, Somerset, in village church
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UK floods: Muchelney residents cut off for a week

More than 100 residents of Muchelney have been cut off for a week because access roads are under water.

A support boat run by the fire service and provided by Somerset County Council is to start operating on Friday.

It is hoped the eight-seat vessel will be able to make three trips a day to and from the village, taking food, medicines and other supplies.

The BBC's John Kay met some of those affected in the village church.

This video was originally shown as part of a BBC News special on the recent severe weather in the UK.

Battered Britain: Storms, Tides and Floods is available to watch in the UK until 17 January on BBC iPlayer.

  • 10 Jan 2014
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