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1/17/2008

Flood Vctims Cope with Chaos in the British Isles

Breaking Earth News
Great Britain
Major Floods


Widespread flooding caused chaos across the country today as weather forecasters predicted "there's more rain to come".

As emergency services worked throughout the day rescuing people trapped by rising water levels in their cars and houses, forecasters predicted five more days of rain, beginning to ease on Monday.

The weather has led to roads around the country being closed, while flights to Guernsey and Jersey and ferry crossings to Calais and Dunkirk were delayed.

Rail services in the West Midlands, the South West and in Wales were severely affected by the flooding, with many routes not running any trains at all.

The country has already had two-thirds of the rainfall expected for January, according to the Met Office.

Those waiting at home with sandbags at the ready, have been told that, as river levels rise, the next 48 hours will be critical.

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