Up to 1.5in rain is forecast for South, with 2.75in by Friday in the West, Wales, Scotland and Norther Ireland. Some 600 troops have been deployed to assist with flood protection and relief, with around 1,000 on standby. Around 1,700 homes in Datchet, Berkshire, hit by power cuts after area is hit by severe flooding from Thames. Train operator Virgin implored all customers to ‘abandon travel’ because of problems caused by the storm. All trains out of London Euston were at one point cancelled and services crippled all over the country. Rail services were also severely disrupted in Cheshire after overhead cables caught fire at Crewe Railway Station. Environment Agency staff withdrawn from flood-hit Wraysbury in Berkshire because of hostility from public. Cobra committee convened yesterday as PM pledges ‘money is no object’ in providing flood relief. Cameron warns ‘things may get worse before they get better’ with gusts of 108mph recorded in West Wales.


Still in: Flooded homes in Wraysbury, Berkshire, remain occupied where residents still have electricity

Bringing assistance: A Duck Tours boat called ‘Miranda’ was out helping evacuating residents in Egham, Surrey

Battling on: A man struggles in the floods in Runnymede, near Egham in Surrey (left), while another carries his dog in the same area (right)

Taken over by ducks: Henley Riverside Park has been lost to the River Thames following the dramatic flooding

Burst its banks: The view upstream from Henley Bridge shows the scale of flooding in the area

No-go area: Worcester Cathedral is seen to the south from Worcester Bridge, closed to general traffic, in Worcester

Record levels: A plaque on a wall of The Old Rectifying House in Worcester reads ‘On the 12th of February 1795 the FLOOD rose to the lower edge’


Spectacular fall: The woman was holding a carrier bag from a bookshop as she was blown over, and had a smile on her face as she tried to get up

Incoming: Meteorologists predict three storms fast approaching the UK will bring a month’s rain in two days

Coming to their aid: The Royal Engineers rescue residents in flood-hit Egham, Surrey

Method of transport: Soldier from the Royal Engineers help two young evacuee residents through a flooded road in Egham, Surrey

Making a splash: Huge waves batter the seafront at Southsea, Hampshire

Crash: A double-decker bus was teetering on the edge of a roadside bank after leaving the road between Falmouth and Truro in Cornwall after trying to avoid a fallen tree


Gales: A woman battles the wind and rain as she  walks past the flooded Severn in Worcester (left) while another woman  struggles in the wind in Swansea, South Wales

Dragging: Two men struggle in the high winds at Blackpool Promenade yesterday


Smashed in: A fallen tree has trapped a man in his lorry cab on the A39 near Bridgwater in Somerset. The man is not seriously injured

Coming in: This is the dramatic moment a FlyBe flight landed at Manchester Airport in gale force winds and the wing appeared to clip the ground

Blown over: An overturned lorry on the M62 motorway at Scammonden Water in West Yorkshire between Junction 22 and Junction 23 westbound

Problems: Some home owners in Wraysbury say that they will stay in their homes even though they have been offered help to evacuate as flood water rises

Lights on: Flooded homes remain occupied where residents still have electricity as night falls in Wraysbury, Berkshire, on the banks of the Thames

On patrol: Mr Napier checks on a neighbour’s house, where the water is as high as the door knocker, in the flooded village of East Lyng, Somerset

Improvised escape plan: A local resident is rescued in a recycle bin as floods hit Egham, Surrey

Wet feet: A schoolgirl is seen walking through flood water in the town centre of Worcester after the River Severn burst its banks this week


Appropriately titled: Andrew George (right) delivers supplies to brother Laurence George (left) at their home on Waterworks Road in Worcester


No play today: Floods worsen in the village of Datchet, Berkshire, where around 1,000 homes were left without electricity after power cuts

Windy: An Aer Lingus regional commuter plane rests on its left wingtip after being lifted off the ground in 93mph gusts at Shannon Airport


Filed under: Foreign News Tagged: London Floods

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