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Barrier saves London from 'flood chaos'

The Environment Agency has released a picture that shows the effects that the largest tidal surge in 60 years would have had on London if the Thames Barrier hadn't been closed.

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Thames Barrier 'saves London from flood chaos'

This Environment Agency picture shows the effects that the largest tidal surge in 60 years would have had on London if the Thames Barrier hadn't been closed.

The Environment Agency says larges sections of London would have flooded if it were not for the Thames Barrier. Credit: Environment Agency

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes down the east coast of the country during storms last week.

But the 520 metre barrier saved London from the worst effects when it was shut on Thursday and Friday.

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