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7/18/2007

Beleaguered town sees more floods

Great Britain
July 17, 2007

Fire crews had to rescue a dozen residents from their homes after about 0.6in (15mm) of rain fell in one hour in a town already affected by flooding.

People in Tenbury Wells have only just cleaned up after last month's floods but have again seen water seep under the doors and into their houses.

A hotel has been booked by the local council to house those who cannot go back to their homes overnight.

The fire service said an amazing amount of rain had fallen on the town.

Hereford and Worcester Fire Service spokesman, Alec Mackie, said water had reached 3ft (0.9m) following a heavy burst of rain

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