In pictures: Winter floods in UK
12 February 2014
Last updated at 09:19 ET
Further flooding is expected in parts of the UK, as forecasters warn stormy weather could bring the “strongest” winds of winter and a month’s rainfall in the coming days. Here are some of the latest pictures of the flooding which continues to cause disruption and damage to property.
A resident of Wraysbury in Berkshire watches flood water from his back garden pour past his waders. Yet the worst may not be over as severe flood warnings are still in place in Berkshire, Surrey and Somerset.
Pat Mennim, 77, attempts to clear water from the ground floor of a house she shares with her daughter in East Lyng in Somerset. She says she feels let down by the Environment Agency and the government. “They just come and they say we are going to do this and were going to do that – they bang on about it but they don’t do anything.”
Prime Minister David Cameron has repeated his pledge that “money is no object in this relief effort”. He also announced money would be available for businesses and homeowners repairing flood-damaged property to build new defences and said small businesses affected by flooding would get 100% relief from business rates.
Inspector Alan Barnes of the RSPCA water rescue team evacuates a pet cat called Mac from a house in a flooded area next to the River Thames in Wraysbury, Berkshire.
In Worcester town centre a crowded bus picks its way along a flooded road, the boundary of which is marked out by cones.
In an effort to prevent floodwaters from entering a property in Egham, Surrey, the owner has constructed a wall of bricks.
More than 1,000 homes have been evacuated along the Thames after towns and villages, including Wraysbury, Chertsey and Datchet, were flooded.
Andrew George (right) hands supplies to his brother, Laurence, at their home in Worcester.
In Datchet, more than 1,700 properties were hit by a power cut on Tuesday evening. Here a woman chases after her dog at a flooded park in the village.
Ian Richardson and his cat, Chippy, look out to his flooded back garden and the river Thames in Wraysbury, Berkshire. With more rain expected, residents are bracing themselves for a tough few days ahead.
Waves crash over the promenade in Dover, Kent.
A resident keeps her dog dry in the flooded part of the town of Staines-upon-Thames.
In Egham, residents bring wheelie bins to collect sandbags from the Magna Carta School.
On a housing estate near Windsor a sign is adapted to suit the problem.
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