British Royal Marines wade through flood waters on a street in Moorland, some 19 Kms Northeast of Taunton on February 7, 2014, as they take part in flood relief operations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS
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Around 140 homes were evacuated in southwest England on Friday as floodwaters rose, while the head of a government agency was set to face a hostile reception on his first visit to the region.Areas flooded for five weeks were set to endure more misery as heavy rain was forecast to fall on parts of Britain during the day.Royal Marines were sent into flooded areas for the first time on Thursday and helped to evacuate 140 properties in the village of Moorland, after local flood defences were breached following another night of heavy rain, the Ministry of Defence said.The water in Moorland rose by around one metre (3.3 feet) overnight.Farmer Carol Atyeo told AFP in the deluged Somerset village of Fordgate on Thursday that water was about to overflow from the ditch beside her property and into her house.
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