When the Thames floods: England reels

 

 

A display car at a car dealership has been left on a ramp above floodwater in Datchet in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)




A resident carries a pair of waders in floodwater in the village of Wraysbury in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)




A gerneral view shows a property surrounded by floodwater in the village of Wraysbury in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)




Residents used boats as they evacuate through floodwater in the village of Wraysbury in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)





Residents paddle through floodwater in the village of Wraysbury in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)




Residents wade through floodwater in the village of Wraysbury in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)



A car sits in floodwater in the village of Wraysbury, Berkshire, South East England on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)

 



A picture shows flood water surrounding a home in the village of Wraysbury in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)




Residents speak to a TV journalist in a flooded street in the village of Wraysbury in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)




A man pulls sandbags along on a handcart in Datchet in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)




A general view shows flooded train tracks in Datchet in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)




A bicycle stands on the flooded green in Datchet in Berkshire, South East England, on February 10, 2014. Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open. The Environment Agency issued 14 severe flood warnings -- meaning lives are at risk -- for the Thames in the affluent counties of Surrey and Berkshire to the west of London. (AFP)




Residents wearing homemade waders evacuate their home in Wraybury, Berkshire, on February 10, 2014. Britain's envitonment agency has some 14 severe flood warnings in place along the River Thames, as contued rain sees water levels along some stretches of the river reaching record levels. (AFP)




A residents drives his Ferrari car through flood water in Wraybury, Berkshire, on February 10, 2014. Britain's envitonment agency has some 14 severe flood warnings in place along the River Thames, as contued rain sees water levels along some stretches of the river reaching record levels. (AFP)




A resident walks through flood water in Wraybury, Berkshire, on February 10, 2014. Britain's envitonment agency has some 14 severe flood warnings in place along the River Thames, as contued rain sees water levels along some stretches of the river reaching record levels. (AFP)



A resident wearing homemade waders carries a dog through floodwater as residents begin to evacuate homes in Wraybury, Berkshire, on February 10, 2014. Britain's envitonment agency has some 14 severe flood warnings in place along the River Thames, as contued rain sees water levels along some stretches of the river reaching record levels. (AFP)




Residents wearing homemade waders evacuate their home in Wraybury, Berkshire, on February 10, 2014. Britain's envitonment agency has some 14 severe flood warnings in place along the River Thames, as contued rain sees water levels along some stretches of the river reaching record levels. (AFP)


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