Reuters photographer Cathal McNaughton visited the flooded village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels. He asked the few remaining residents what precious possession they would rescue first if the flood waters destroyed their homes.

Jean and John Gibbons, both 64, pose outside their house with passports and a USB stick containing family photos which they say are the first things they will rescue if their house floods
Jean and John Gibbons, both 64, pose outside their house with passports and a USB stick containing family photos which they say are the first things they will rescue if their house floodsReuters
Angela Greenway, 40, says her two dogs are the first things she will take with her if her house floods
Angela Greenway, 40, says her two dogs are the first things she will take with her if her house floodsReuters
Margaret Avery, 71, and her husband Michael Avery, 76, pose with their grandson Tom, 21, who suffers from Aspergers and epilepsy. The Averys say they will rescue Tom first if their house floods
Margaret Avery, 71, and her husband Michael Avery, 76, pose with their grandson Tom, 21, who suffers from Aspergers and epilepsy. The Averys say they will rescue Tom first if their house floodsReuters
A collection of family photos is the first thing retired Police officer Carolyn Scriven, 57, would rescue
A collection of family photos is the first thing retired Police officer Carolyn Scriven, 57, would rescueReuters
Angela and Stephen Tunstall pose inside their house in the flooded Somerset village of Moorland with one of their two dogs which they say are the first things they will take with them if their house floods
Angela and Stephen Tunstall pose inside their house in the flooded Somerset village of Moorland with one of their two dogs which they say are the first things they will take with them if their house floodsReuters
Family photos are the first things teaching assistant Claire Stanley will rescue if her house floods
Family photos are the first things teaching assistant Claire Stanley will rescue if her house floodsReuters
Rickie Haughton, 70, poses inside his house with his English Mastiff dog – the first thing he'd rescue if his house flooded
Rickie Haughton, 70, poses inside his house with his English Mastiff dog – the first thing he'd rescue if his house floodedReuters
Lesley Haughton, 67, poses outside her house with her dachshund dog which she says is the first thing she'd rescue if her house flooded
Lesley Haughton, 67, poses outside her house with her dachshund dog which she says is the first thing she'd rescue if her house floodedReuters
Jane Clement, 54, and her husband Paul Clement, 57, pose outside their house with one of the photographs they say are the first things they will rescue if their house floods
Jane Clement, 54, and her husband Paul Clement, 57, pose outside their house with one of the photographs they say are the first things they will rescue if their house floodsReuters
Builder Derek Bristow, 64, poses outside his house with one of the photos he will rescue first if the flood water rises any further
Builder Derek Bristow, 64, poses outside his house with one of the photos he will rescue first if the flood water rises any furtherReuters