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Wet weekend for rain-soaked UK

Britain is bracing itself for more flooding this weekend as forecasters predict further heavy downpours. The Environment Agency says nearly 300 properties have already flooded across the UK since Tuesday.

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Environment Agency: 'Don't attempt to drive through floods'

The head of the Environment Agency's incident management team has advised people to keep checking the weather forecasts and be prepared for flooding, as heavy wind and rain continued throughout the UK. John Curtin said:

We also ask that people stay safe, by staying away from swollen rivers and not attempting to drive through floodwater.

Environment Agency teams have been mobilised across the country to check on flood defences, clear river blockages and monitor river levels.

– John Curtin, Head of Incident Management, Environment Agency

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