Faces of the Floods

5. A Moorland villager clears debris in his front garden

The recent floods in the UK have affected about 6,500 homes, forcing many people to leave their properties and others to fight as best they can to try to keep the water out.

As the worst of the weather passed, photographer Charlie Clift headed to one of the areas affected to create Faces of the Floods, a project that he says "shows the incredible effort and solidarity among those tackling the difficulties in the Somerset Levels".

Here is a selection of the pictures from the project of those he met battling to restore normality to a community in the West of England.

Image caption Jack, from neighbouring Martock, is driving machinery in Burrowbridge to help strengthen river banks.
Image caption Rob, of Pump Supplies, has been working 14-hour days getting pipes in place to help drain flood waters.
Image caption Jim, the landlord of the King Alfred Inn in Burrowbridge, organises food donations for flood victims.
Image caption A member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organisation from South London wheeling woodchips.
Image caption Dave has been widening a waterway with his digger to move flood waters towards the pumps.
Image caption Members of Avon and Somerset Police who are visiting people still living in their flooded homes.
Image caption A pump engineer who has been laying a new pipeline to drain flood water threatening dry homes.
Image caption Volunteers Aaron and Jay transporting a trapped Environment Agency van on the flood waters.

You can see more of the pictures on Charlie Clift's site.