Sun rises over a flooded Staines

Sunrise over a Staines in Surrey this morning may not have provided much comfort to residents whose homes are still underwater.

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Red sky in the morning, severe flood warning. In #Staines @daybreak as experts warn flooding will last weeks http://t.co/EPcXFOaLvl

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Thousands of Thames flood victims battle power cuts

Power cuts have been reported in Datchet, Singleton and East Marden in the Thames area amid continued flooding. Around 1,700 homes are thought to have been affected, as storms continue to hit southern Britain.