In pictures: Winter floods in UK

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.

Flood water pours past the waders of resident Ian Richardson in his back garden in Wraysbury, EnglandA 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, in her flooded home in East Lyng, SomersetPat 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.”

 Children leave a flooded home in Staines 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 WraysburyInspector 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.

A bus makes its way through flood water in the town centre in Worcester, EnglandIn Worcester town centre a crowded bus picks its way along a flooded road, the boundary of which is marked out by cones.

A wall of bricks is placed on a front door step in an effort to prevent floodwaters from entering the property in EghamIn an effort to prevent floodwaters from entering a property in Egham, Surrey, the owner has constructed a wall of bricks.

Residents pull a boat through flooding in Wraysbury, BerkshireMore than 1,000 homes have been evacuated along the Thames after towns and villages, including Wraysbury, Chertsey and Datchet, were flooded.

Andrew George (right) delivers supplies to brother Laurence George at their home in Worcester.Andrew George (right) hands supplies to his brother, Laurence, at their home in Worcester.

A woman runs as she plays with her dog on a flooded park in the village of Datchet, EnglandIn 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 look out to his flooded back garden and the river ThamesIan 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, KentWaves crash over the promenade in Dover, Kent.

A local resident pushes her dog in a wheelbarrow, in the flooded part of the town of Staines-upon-Thames.A resident keeps her dog dry in the flooded part of the town of Staines-upon-Thames.

Residents queue for sandbags at the Magna Carta School in Egham, In Egham, residents bring wheelie bins to collect sandbags from the Magna Carta School.

A sign warns of a flooded road on a housing estate near WindsorOn a housing estate near Windsor a sign is adapted to suit the problem.

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