Thames Barrier closes ahead of high tide

The Thames Barrier is in the process of being closed ahead of high tide. The process takes around 90 minutes.

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We are just starting to close the #ThamesBarrier now. The falling radials are dropping into position.

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The 126th #ThamesBarrier closure is progressing well. Charlie (a rising 61m gate) is seen here moving into position http://t.co/b0QHCLItRs

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Watch a video explaining how the barrier works here

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Cameron views tidal surge damage in flood hit town

David Cameron surveyed the extent of the flood damage as he visited a town hit by last week's tidal surge. The Prime Minister visited Wells-next-the-Sea in north Norfolk and met those whose properties were damaged.