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Days of heavy rain have led to every river on Somerset being put on flood alert Reuters

The Environment Agency has placed every river in Somerset on flood alert following heavy rainfall.

The rain caused floods at Taunton Deane Cricket Club and most of Vivary Park in Taunton.

Homes have been flooded in Lydeard St Lawrence, West Hatch and Bickenhall.

Following the heavy downpours, 230 homes in Midsomer Norton and 96 in Taunton were left without power. Most have been reconnected.

Jim Florey, of the Environment Agency, said: "It's been a really horrible weekend. All the rivers in Somerset are on flood alert with quite a few on flood warning.

"Most of the rivers are reasonably stable now, and are beginning to fall. The heavy rain should start clearing."

Taunton Deane Cricket Club chairman Jason Squire told the BBC that the pitch was under 30cm of water.

He said: "It's up to the top of my welly boots. It flooded around 11 years ago, but this is worse, so we're not expecting to play cricket here for some time."

Fire and rescue teams answered emergency calls about trapped pets.

BBC reporter Andrew Plant, from Bradford on Tone, near Taunton, said: "It's impossible to see where the river should end and where the fields should begin.

"There are trees under water, halfway up their trunks, and in one direction the road is completely blocked."