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Insurers are to make around £426 million worth of payouts for the destruction caused by severe flooding over Christmas and New Year.

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Firefighters are warning Hampshire motorists about the dangers of driving through flood water following the death of a man this morning.

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Flood death investigations

A man who died when the car he was travelling in was completely submerged in water was being driven by his wife, it's emerged.

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Military back on Salisbury Plain after flood relief

The Royal Wessex Yeomanry on weekend exercises on Salisbury Plain Credit: British Army

Fresh from supporting the military response to the multi-agency flood relief effort in Dorset, it has been back out on to Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, for Army Reservists from the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, for one of their most dynamic weekend exercises in recent years.

The civilian volunteers, who spend the working week as window cleaners, shop assistants and company directors, have been working with the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and the most powerful helicopter in the RAF's fleet during an intense weekend training mission called Exercise Spring Warrior.

Like all of the training they do, it was about preparing them to do it for real whilst deployed on operations in support of the Regular Army. The majority of the 50 or more Reservists who took part in Exercise Spring Warrior are based at B Squadron in Salisbury.

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Warning after man is rescued from car stuck in floods

This driver had a lucky escape and had to be rescued Credit: Dorset Fire and Rescue

A man has been rescued after getting trapped in a car in flood water in Dorset.

The incident happened incident at Tarrant Monkton this morning.

Dorset Fire and Rescue is advising people not to drive into any flood water.

It can be deceptively deep and only 30cm of water is enough to float a car.

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