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River Thames overflowing of its banks near London

Feb 11, 2014 13:00 IST

Thames river is overflowing its banks in south of England. The flooding is swamping villages it has sustained since centuries. This flowing has happened following a month-long heavy winter rain. The river has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years.

Sandbags have been piled by the residents and British troops of the region affected by floods to protect their properties. The Environment Agency of the region has issued 14 severe flood warnings, which means that the floods may cause a risk to life of people along the Thames east of Windsor that is 32 kilometers from London.

This flooding is the wettest January in England since 1766 and has made the region a spectator of being under water for more than a month. Somerset, England has been one of the hardest areas hit by the floodwaters that have forced many people out of their homes.

Earlier on 28 January 2014, U.K.’s meteorological organization, Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain for the area. 

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