27 Incredible Aerial Shots Of Somerset Homes Under Water

10/02/2014 18:16 | Updated 10 February 2014

The English county of Somerset, perhaps best known for its spectacular hills, has been blighted by flooding in recent days, with the area known as the Levels - more than 160,000 acres of moorland on the sparsely populated coastal plain - submerged under water.

Sixteen severe flood warning are currently in place for the south of England, and with more rain forecast, the torment for the country’s besieged families looks set to continue. This group of aerial shots show the full horror of the flooding affected the villages of Muchelney and Moorland, with residents and workers battling to save houses from being overrun by the rising floods.

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  • Workers build flood defences.
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  • This entire property is submerged.
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  • The waters engulf the village of Moorland.
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  • West Yeo Farm and Newhouse Farm.
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  • Devastated farmland.
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  • Water surrounds flooded propeties in the village of Moorland.
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  • Another shot of West Yeo Farm and Newhouse Farm.
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  • The village of Moorland.
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  • The village of Moorland.
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  • The village of Moorland.
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  • The village of Moorland.
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  • The village of Moorland.
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  • The village of Moorland.
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  • The village of Moorland.
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  • Workers continue to build flood defences around a house.
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  • Flood water surrounds the main railway line.
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  • The village of Moorland.
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  • Another view of Moorland.
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  • The village of Muchelney.
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  • Another devastated farmhouse.
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  • The village of Muchelney.
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  • Flood water covers the road to the village of Muchelney.
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  • Flood water surrounds a farm on the road to the village of Muchelney.
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  • A car is left parked on a flooded road on the Somerset Levels.
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  • Flood water surrounds Horsey Farm close to the village of Muchelney.
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  • Submerged Somerset farmland.
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  • Flood water continues to cover farmland.

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