AND you thought it's been pretty wet these last few weeks.

Spare a thought for those of us around back in November 2012, when a month's worth of rain bucketed down in just four days.

The County Gazette reported how tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused by flooding at Jollies Inn - previously the Canal Inn - in Wrantage.

The pub and restaurant had only been open three weeks as around a foot of floodwater spilled over the car park and into the building.

Nearby, water gushed into Pamela and Simon Stach's cottage, ruining everything in its path

She said: "“The whole downstairs is gutted. Literally everything has been ruined."

They were among a number of families in the area forced out of their home.

In Ruishton, Eli Parish, 20, was unable to get to work so decided to take an impromptu dip down the main road.

He said: “It was just for a bit of a laugh – I did not really think about it at the time. I didn’t realise how cold it was going to be though."

Defiant Diana Mallows, 87, was rescued from her home in North Curry after being stranded for four days.

She had been living upstairs until she was finally rescued by firefighters, who carried her blanketed down a ladder and into a rubber dinghy.

Over in West - or should that be 'Wet' - Somerset, fire crews were called to more than 40 reports of flooding in under 24 hours.

As well as rescuing people stranded in cars and properties, firefighters also had to deal with a fire at Robert Street, in Williton, which had been caused by water entering a storage heater.

Six people had to be evacuated from their caravans by boat at Hoburne Holiday Park in Blue Anchor.

Benjamin Murray and Chloe Martin were walking their dogs in Longrun Meadow, Taunton, when they saw a huge salmon washed up.

He said: "It’s odd in the Tone and must have been caused by the floods.”

The small village of Muchelney was cut off.

Maxine Grice said: "We are lucky we have a bit of food but it is four days now and you have to dig deep in your freezer.”

Public spirited volunteers from the Plymouth Brethern church helped council staff fill 10,000 sandbags to protect homes from flooding.

They rolled their sleeves up at the DLO depot in Taunton.

Spokesperson Tom Martin said: “Our team is there to help support emergency services in whatever way we can, providing food and drink or, in this case, filling sandbags."