The 'Big Island':

 Villagers stranded for 12 DAYS after only access road is flooded under 6ft of water (and they could be cut off until Christmas)

  • Historic Somerset village of Muchelney aptly means 'Big Island' in Saxon
  • More than 100 trapped residents being taken by boat to buy essentials
  • Vicar arrives by tractor to give morning sermon at 15th century church
  • Flood 'worst in area for 90 years' but many villagers still

 

More than 100 residents have been trapped in their village for almost a fortnight after heavy flooding cut off all access roads - and they face the possibility of being stranded there until Christmas.

The Somerset village of Muchelney, which lies in between Taunton and Yeovil, has been cut off since November 22 after roads flooded - and residents were being taken by boat to buy essential items.

Some households have no electricity or water - but one couple refused to leave because they have sheep and cattle to rear, while another woman was forced out because of her medical condition

I have posted some photo of what is still going on

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Comment by Jenny Itzcovitz on December 17, 2012 at 9:06

Thank you for posting your pictures. The situation looks terrible. Let's hope they can get some help and the flood waters go down.

Jenny

Comment by christine on December 18, 2012 at 21:37

We had floods in Hebden Bridge, some shops were affected the roads inpassable, were my boat is the water just washed over the wall and sent all my plants into the canal we were left with all the rubbish and sand from the hills but we were luckier than your place and dont forget the smell that lingers,

 

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