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Flood warnings across UK

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the country as forecasters predict more wet weather. 2012 looks set to become the wettest year on record for the UK.

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People evacuated in flood threat as river rises

People were evacuated from their homes in a Cornwall town as rising river levels threatened to flood their properties. Residents were led to safety by police in Helston after the River Cober rose rapidly following heavy rainfall.

Widespread flooding of properties was "imminent" the Environment Agency said. The area has a severe flood warning - its highest level, meaning there is a danger to life - in place for St Johns Road, St Johns Close, Coronation Park and Loe Pool in the town.

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