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Malmesbury in Wiltshire was one of the worst areas worst hit by floods over the weekend.
The force of the water made a mockery of the sandbag defences that had been put in place to safeguard homes and businesses. Today those living in the town began salvaging what they could.
The Mayor of Malmesbury has told us he lived in the town all his life and this is the worst he has ever seen it. Some residents were evacuated from their homes at 3am, others stayed but had to be rescued by fire crews early in the morning.
Resident Jenny Whitby talks of the moment water came in to her house leaving everything flooded. She's one of the many victims of the Malmesbury floods today and says if it keeps happening, she 'can't stay'.