RRT Assisting flood ravaged Communities in Somerset
Saturday 1st February saw the Environment Agency working hard to assist the Communities of Moorlands and North Moor that have been hit by the worst floods for decades.
These small communities situated alongside the tidal River Parrett have endured weeks of anxiety watching the levels rise and experiencing hardship and loss. Some of the farming community have suffered thousands of pounds worth of damage and loss of earnings due to the extreme weather in recent weeks.
The Plymouth Brethren Rapid Relief Team (RRT) were contacted by Civil Contingencies late on Friday 31st January to provide additional support for the Agencies involved in this humanitarian effort.
Thirteen voluntary members from Bristol and Taunton gathered at North Moor Pumping Station at 10:30am on Saturday to receive instructions from the Environment Agency as to how they were going to address the ongoing concerns of the local community.
Following briefing from the Environment Agency, four RRT personnel were deployed to assist them with re-enforcing the defences on the already over full river whilst the remainder were tasked to assist with the laying of a mile of high volume pumping pipe.