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First lorry carrying sandbags arrives in Wraysbury

The first of the lorries carrying sandbags has arrived near the east Berkshire village of Wraysbury. The flood defences are being offloaded onto small vans for distribution around the area.

Read: Sandbag distribution centres set up in Thames villages

In pictures: Residents evacuated as River Thames floods

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Only car roofs visible above floodwater in Wraysbury

ITV News reporter Lewis Vaughan Jones says that every street in one part of Wraysbury, Berkshire is underwater leaving only the roofs of cars visible

Sandbag distribution centres set up in Thames villages

Fresh supplies of sandbags are being made available to residents in the flooded villages of Wraysbury and Datchet among others today.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said residents can initially collect the flood defences from:

  • Wraysbury Primary School
  • Datchet Parish Council offices
  • Datchet Service Station, The Green
  • The Marina, Queens Road, Datchet

First light reveals scale of flooding in Wraysbury

ITV News reporter Lewis Vaughan Jones reports from the flooded town of Wraysbury in east Berkshire where teams of volunteers were helping residents evacuate yesterday.

Watch: Volunteers rescue three puppies from flooded home

Volunteers rescue three puppies from flooded home

Volunteers have been towing residents of Wraysbury in Berkshire to safety in whatever floating crafts they could find.

Sue O'Brien was carrying her three bearded collie puppies to dry ground after the family grew tired of living on the first floor of their flooded home.

One elderly resident called for the army to be deployed to help with the evacuation.

Watch: Helicopter footage shows impact of Thames flooding

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Mansions on River Thames cut off by floodwater

This mansion near Cookham in Berkshire is completely cut off by the swollen River Thames.

Latest pictures and updates on the floods

The mansion's swimming pool is an oasis of blue in the torrent of brown water
The mansion's swimming pool is an oasis of blue in the torrent of brown water

More: Helicopter footage shows impact of Thames flooding

Flooded mansions near Cookham in Berkshire
Flooded mansions near Cookham in Berkshire
Homes on  the River Thames near Cookham
Homes on the River Thames near Cookham

More: Battle to save home from flooding with giant wall

Windsor Duck Tours to the rescue of flooded residents

A tour boat operator, Windsor Duck Tours, says it is sending one of its amphibious vehicles to help evacuate residents from the flooded village of Wraysbury in Berkshire.

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We have been asked to help with flood evacuation in Wraysbury should be there by 1.30 today. Hope we can make a difference.

Councillor: 'Please Mr Cameron, send the army now'

Councillor Colin Rayner has called for the Prime Minister to send soldiers to help with the flooding relief effort in the Berkshire village of Wraysbury.

He told Sky News that volunteers were going door-to-door asking residents to evacuate and that there had been very little help from Environment Agency officials or the police.

He estimated that as many as 140 people would need to be evacuated today.

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