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2,500 homes flooded in Runnymede

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Homes alongside the Thames in Runnymede, between Staines and Windsor, are being evacuated. Runnymede Borough Council is distributing leaflets to 2,500 homes affected by the rising water.

Chief Executive Paul Turrell said: “The Environment Agency issued severe flood warnings for the Thames at the weekend and over the last week, Runnymede Council staff have been working hard to prepare for the anticipated flooding and make sure provisions were in place to help residents.

“Residents whose properties are under an immediate danger of flooding are being evacuated and if they do not have friends or relatives to stay with in the short-term are being taken to a rest centre at the Woodham and New Haw Centre in New Haw.

“Sandbags are continuing to be provided to residential properties still under threat from flooding and we have received additional support for this from the military as well as Mole Valley, Surrey Heath and Surrey County Council."

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