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Dog rescued from mud at Langstone Harbour

A Rottweiler dog has been rescued from mud at Langstone Harbour by the Hayling Island and Portsmouth Coastguard Rescue Teams. The eight-year-old dog, Buddy, had become stuck up to his chest in mud whilst enjoying an afternoon stroll with his owner.

Buddy was rescued after becoming stuck in mud Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Steve Duff, Portsmouth Coastguard Sector Manager says:

"If you’re out walking with your dog near cliffs or areas that you suspect might be dangerous, it’s advisable to keep your dog on a lead.

"However, if your pet takes an unexpected deviation and gets into difficulty at the coast, please do not attempt to rescue it yourself but call 999 immediately and ask for the Coastguard. We have specialised equipment to ensure that your dog can be rescued safely without endangering you.”

Home owners use boats as flooding set to continue

The Environment Agency said those living along the lower reaches of the Thames in Surrey should remain prepared for further flooding this weekend as water levels continue to rise.

It said in a statement: "There is also an ongoing risk of flooding from the Rivers Parret in Somerset and the Severn in the Midlands. High groundwater levels mean we are likely to see continued flooding in areas such as the Somerset levels and moors, Dorset and Wiltshire."

Flooding in Wraysbury. Credit: ITV News

But it said that water levels on the Thames between Lechlade, Gloucestershire, and Reading in Berkshire were beginning to slowly recede - while between Reading and Maidenhead they were stabilising.

Flooding in Wraysbury. Credit: ITV News

The most recent estimates suggest that more than 700 properties have been flooded since the start of the year, but more than 239,000 properties have been protected by flood defences.

Flooding in Wraysbury. Credit: ITV News
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More pictures show extent of flooding in Worcester

Photos taken today in Worcester show the extent of flood damage in the city after the River Severn burst its banks after several days of heavy rain.

This footpath is completely under water Credit: Catherine Phillips

As the clouds cleared, the blue skies made for picturesque views - but with footpaths, roads and fields still under water, the full cost of the damage has yet to be counted.

The view towards St John's, Worcester Credit: Catherine Phillips
The view from Worcester Cathedral Credit: Catherine Phillips
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Warnings as more rain forecast to bring more flooding

Environment Agency map of existing flood warnings and alerts Credit: Environment Agency

Further heavy rain is expected to bring more misery to areas that have already seen widespread flooding. There are 49 flood warnings in place in the South this afternoon. River levels have been rising steadily in counties including Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset following days of downpours.

Rivers including the Hampshire Avon through Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset and the Stour in Dorset showed little signs of receding. Communities along the River Thames throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire have also been warned that they are at risk of flooding.


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VIDEO: Army of volunteers clear Aberystwyth prom

Volunteers have been answering the call from the council to help clear Aberystwyth's seafront of shingle washed up by the recent stormy weather. Work to restore a 1920s shelter that was battered by waves is also being undertaken.

Up and down the coast of Ceredigion surveyors are assessing the damage caused to coastal defences and it's hoped a preliminary estimate on the costs of repairs will be completed by the end of the day. It's thought the total could be in excess of £1m.

Water levels continue to rise on the River Thames

The Environment Agency has warned that water levels on the River Thames is continuing to rise, after it burst its banks throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

South-east and south-west brace for more bad weather

The Environment Agency has issued 94 flood warnings across the UK, in which flooding is expected, as the UK braces for more bad weather.

The south-west, south-east and the Midlands are due to be the worst affected areas.

Environment Agency issues 94 flood warnings as the South West and South East are expected to be the worst hit. Credit: Environment Agency

To see if a flood warning is in place in your area, go to the Environment Agency website.

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