A Department for Communities and Local Government spokeswoman said "there is never an excuse for verbal abuse" after reports that Environment Agency staff were criticised by people in Wraysbury.
The flooding will be extremely stressful for all involved, but there is never an excuse for verbal abuse.
Ministers have publicly praised the hard work of the on-the-ground Environment Agency staff in challenging times.
More top news
The pensioner made arrangements with undercover agents to have sex with a nine-year-old boy in California.
Up to 30 people have been found dead in an Italian hotel that was hit by an avalanche following a trio of earthquakes on Wednesday.
Two British athletes have rowed the Atlantic setting a new record for completing what is dubbed the world's toughest row.