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7/25/2007

The Worst Flooding In Living Memory

Great Britain



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Sunset over flooded Gloucestershire pic: Andy Coates

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for several stretches of the Thames from Oxford, through Windsor to Shepperton and Teddington.

Worst flooding for decades
Monsoon-like rainstorms have overwhelmed swathes of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire - and insurers have said the final repair bill could top £2bn.

The floods have been described as the worst in modern history.
An Environment Agency spokesman said: "We have not seen flooding of this magnitude before. The benchmark was 1947 and this has already exceeded it."


BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF FLOOD DEVASTATION
Video footage captured from Sky News's helicopter highlights the extent of the flooding across Gloucestershire







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