United Kingdom: Military on standby as forecasters warn Somerset to prepare for more flooding

Guardian: Scores of soldiers, Royal Marines and emergency services personnel will be on standby on Friday as the people of the flooded Somerset Levels brace themselves again for more rain, gales and a tidal surge. For the first time since the Levels went under water at the start of the month, military engineers and troops were on the ground on Thursday helping civilian staff plan the response to this weekend's predicted storms. Military vehicles, including Royal Marine amphibious vessels, were made available......

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