Barrier saves London from 'flood chaos'

The Environment Agency has released a picture that shows the effects that the largest tidal surge in 60 years would have had on London if the Thames Barrier hadn't been closed.

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What the Environment Agency flood warnings mean

  • Flood Alert: Means flooding is possible. Prepare a flood kit. Monitor water levels and forecast
  • Flood Warning: Means flooding is expected. Fit protection equipment. Move family, pets and valuables to safety
  • Severe Flood Warning: Danger to life. Stay safe. Be ready to evacuate. Call 999 if in immediate danger

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