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PHOTOS: Hundreds of homes inundated as UK floods spread

February 12, 2014 14:36 IST

PHOTOS: Hundreds of homes inundated as UK floods spread

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Hundreds of homes were swamped by floods along the River Thames in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with forecasters warning of more bad weather.

British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that stricken communities were "in it for the long haul".

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Image: A resident's Wellington boots are seen splashing through water after the river Thames flooded the village of Wraysbury, southern England
Photographs: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

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Rail travel between one of Britain's busiest routes from London to the commuter town of Reading was heavily disrupted, reported the AFP

The government has been criticised for being under-prepared to deal with the floods as town and villages along the Thames have been inundated.   

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Image: Nigel Gray leaves his home in a rowing boat after the river Thames flooded the village of Wraysbury, southern England
Photographs: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

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More than 1,000 homes along the Thames have been evacuated and the situation is said to worsen with heavy rains and storms forecast.

Around 1,600 troops are on standby to help.

Cameron surveyed the damage to the railway line at Dawlish in southwest England, caused by massive waves crashing against the coastline.

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Image: Resident, builder Dave Donaldson moves furniture from one of the flooded rooms of his home at Burrowbridge on the Somerset Levels in south west England
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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Builder Dave Donaldson watches television with his dog Oscar and his suite on pallets in case his home floods more at Burrowbridge in south west England.


Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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