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Homes ruined as water levels rise

People use sandbags as makeshift flood defences. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Dozens of homes have been ruined after water levels rose following heavy rain across the region.

Areas of Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire were most heavily affected and with 18 flood warnings still in place tonight - the EnvironmentAgency is warning there could be more to come.

Sarah Cooper reports.


VIDEO: ITV Anglia cameras capture public (and their dogs) coping with floodwaters

ITV Anglia cameras have been out in the patch today taking video of the high water levels throughout the region.

Here are some shots they captured at Billing Aquadrome in Northamptonshire (which had to be evacuated due to high water levels) and Alconbury in Cambridgeshire.

One person rescued in Milton Keynes floods

Floodwaters are causing problems in north Buckinghamshire as Thames Valley Police say they had to rescue someone stuck in Newport Pagnell.

PICTURES: Evacuations take place as flooding continued overnight and into today

Heavy rains yesterday and overnight brought flooding to parts of the region.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue tweeted pictures of their rescue work in Alconbury from the last 24 hours.

Firefighters were called to help residents stuck in homes. Credit: Cambs Fire and Rescue.
Surface run off caused flash floods on streets mainly in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Credit: Cambs Fire and Rescue.
The Environment Agency said the floods should subside quickly. Credit: Cambs Fire and Rescue.
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