The team are in Somerset revisiting some of the areas and people hit by last year’s floods. Matt Baker pays a return visit to farmer Geoff Miller, whose home and business were under water a year ago. Matt discovers whether Geoff’s land is bouncing back and if his cattle are now thriving.
Helen Skelton explores the bird life of the area and learns why some birds flourished in the floods while others, like the barn owl, were left fighting for survival. She also hears about a rescue team whose help during the floods was unprecedented.
Anita Rani is in Dawlish where the storms also hit hard, to find out about the restoration of the devastated railway line. Adam Henson is on his Cotswolds farm, where he gets to grips with a very large bit of agricultural kit.
How our homes, businesses and farmland are defended from flooding is a controversial subject. Tom Heap finds out what the victims of floods think about what’s being done to keep them dry in the future – and talks to the minister responsible for protecting them.
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