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Tens of thousands face flooding fears

Residents in Datchet were among the worst hit Photo: ITV News

Tens of thousands of people living close to the Thames in Berkshire,Buckinghamshire and Surrey face another anxious night as water levels continueto rise.

The Thames basin has been hit by heavy rain and high windthroughout the day sparking renewed fears.

More than 1,000 homes in Surrey and Berkshire have been floodedand many properties have been evacuated.

The Environment Agency has issued 14 Severe flood warnings wherethere is a risk of danger to life.

There are also 24 alerts where flooding is expected andhouseholders are urged to take immediate action.

The most vulnerable stretch of the Thames is from Datchet to Hamm.

Communities in Chertsey, Datchet, Egham, Shepperton, Staines andWraysbury spent another day on the front line.

Many homes and businesses in Datchet were hit by a series of powercuts.

The Enviroment Agency revealed some staff were briefly withdrawnfrom Wraysbury on Monday after they received verbal abuse.

The combination of bad weather, a swollen river, overflowing rainsand a rising water table is causing concern at Marlow.

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