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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More than 500 UK homes flooded in past two weeks

Latest figures from the Environment Agency show that around 530 properties have flooded since December 19. The agency has also sent more than 136,000 warnings to people at risk of flooding and its 'Floodline' has received around 39,000 calls for help and advice.

Flooded gardens in Ironbridge, Shropshire as the river Severn burst its banks. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Despite the improving weather conditions, the agency says there is still a risk of localised flooding over the next few days, as river and groundwater levels are still high.

People make their way along a flooded road in Naburn, York. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Currently there are 72 flood warnings in place in the UK and 104 flood alerts. For further details visit the Environment Agency's website.

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