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Conditions around the River Thames are becoming increasingly dangerous tonight with more and more homes cut off by rising floods.
Communities across the Thames Valley have been rallying together as people are forced to seek refuge away from the water.
Today David Cameron witnessed the devastation in his own constituency of Witney.
But the flooding is widespread across the region- following the path of the Thames. Mel Bloor reports.
Fred and Sangeeta spoke to Professor David Sear, a Geographer at the University of Southampton about the recent flooding and what is happening to our rivers and land because of the excess water.
A number of residents living around Oxford have been warned that their properties may be in danger of flooding in the next 24 hours.
Despite the flood defences that have been put in place, the following roads may see water levels continue to rise:
- Weirs Road
- Fox Crescent
- Canning Crescent
- Peel Place
- Chatham Road
Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council are working hard to reduce the risk of flooding. They advise that:
- People move any valuable belongings off the ground floor and consider what to do with cars if they are not in use- bear in mind that the emergency services may need access.
- Contact friends and family now to make arrangements in case you need to vacate homes for at least a few days.
- Pack things that are needed for a few days- don't forget medicines and other essentials.
- If you can, protect doorways and put down toilet bungs for ground floor lavatories.
- If you leave, switch off electricity and gas.
- Keep up to date with the latest information on the radio.
For the latest information from Oxford City Council, click here.
Thousands of sandbags have been distributed in Oxford, and they are still in high demand.
Around 9500 sandbags have already been given out. Over a thousand bags are still in stock, with plenty of sand to fill them with.
They are available to collect at:
- Redbridge and Seacourt Park and Ride
- Duke of Monmouth public house in Abingdon Road
- PC World on Botley Road