Sunday, July 22, 2007

Floods cause more misery across Britain

Sky News: The emergency services are taking the strain tonight as many parts of Britain remain under water. It is more than 24 hours since storms swept across the country, dumping huge amounts of rain on already saturated ground, leading to widespread flooding in dozens of towns. Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire have been worst hit counties. But other areas have also suffered.

The Prime Minister has praised the emergency services, and insisted no one could have predicted the extent of the deluge…

…Baroness Young, chief executive of the Environment Agency, told Sky News: "These are the sorts of rain falls we experience in the past every 100 years, every 150 years, sometimes every 200 years - they're very extreme."

…There are severe delays on the transport network with rail and roads suffering as well as many airports….The Environment Agency has issued dozens of flood warnings…

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