Troops sent in to flood-hit Somerset
The Telegraph, Thursday 30th January 2014
The Government has sent the Army into Somerset as ministers launched a late attempt to relieve stricken villages left devastated by floods amid fears of a further storm on Friday. Pressure has been mounting on Owen Paterson, the Environment Secretary, in recent days as his handling of the crisis was criticised following a visit to the area during which he was heckled by angry residents.
Apparently, the army’s intervention has been successful – the flood waters are retreating.