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.
Towns and villages along a stretch of the River Thames have been deluged leading to emergency evacuations.Read the full story ›
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
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
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.
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.
This helicopter footage follows the course of the River Thames through Surrey and part of east Berkshire where hundreds of properties have been flooded.
This mansion near Cookham in Berkshire is completely cut off by the swollen River Thames.
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.
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 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.