Residents along Thames prepare for more flooding

The Environment Agency has warned communities along the River Thames throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire of the risk of further flooding, after it burst its banks. There are currently more than 70 flood warnings in place.

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More pictures show extent of flooding in Worcester

Photos taken today in Worcester show the extent of flood damage in the city after the River Severn burst its banks after several days of heavy rain.

This footpath is completely under water Credit: Catherine Phillips

As the clouds cleared, the blue skies made for picturesque views - but with footpaths, roads and fields still under water, the full cost of the damage has yet to be counted.

The view towards St John's, Worcester Credit: Catherine Phillips
The view from Worcester Cathedral Credit: Catherine Phillips
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Warnings as more rain forecast to bring more flooding

Environment Agency map of existing flood warnings and alerts Credit: Environment Agency

Further heavy rain is expected to bring more misery to areas that have already seen widespread flooding. There are 49 flood warnings in place in the South this afternoon. River levels have been rising steadily in counties including Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset following days of downpours.

Rivers including the Hampshire Avon through Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset and the Stour in Dorset showed little signs of receding. Communities along the River Thames throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire have also been warned that they are at risk of flooding.


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VIDEO: Army of volunteers clear Aberystwyth prom

Volunteers have been answering the call from the council to help clear Aberystwyth's seafront of shingle washed up by the recent stormy weather. Work to restore a 1920s shelter that was battered by waves is also being undertaken.

Up and down the coast of Ceredigion surveyors are assessing the damage caused to coastal defences and it's hoped a preliminary estimate on the costs of repairs will be completed by the end of the day. It's thought the total could be in excess of £1m.

Water levels continue to rise on the River Thames

The Environment Agency has warned that water levels on the River Thames is continuing to rise, after it burst its banks throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

South-east and south-west brace for more bad weather

The Environment Agency has issued 94 flood warnings across the UK, in which flooding is expected, as the UK braces for more bad weather.

The south-west, south-east and the Midlands are due to be the worst affected areas.

Environment Agency issues 94 flood warnings as the South West and South East are expected to be the worst hit. Credit: Environment Agency

To see if a flood warning is in place in your area, go to the Environment Agency website.


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