IN PICTURES: Flooding across the UK

Flooding in Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Flooding in Fordingbridge, Hampshire

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The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , web editor

More than 1,000 people across the country have now been forced to flee their homes because of flooding - pictured here are some of the most dramatic scenes.

Many more are braced to evacuate in the coming days as weeks of heavy rainfall shows no signs of abating.

Hundreds of military personnel have been drafted in to help in the worst-affected areas of south west England and the home counties, as politicians and agencies get embroiled in a war of words prompted by residents' anger at a perceived lack of action.

About 400 weather warnings have been issued across England, with forecasters predicting further heavy rainfall on already-saturated ground.

There is no sign of flooding reaching Bolton, but the Met Office is warning of high winds across the North West tomorrow.

See the full gallery of flood pictures here.

The latest live weather information is available here.


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3:10pm Tue 11 Feb 14

boydell says...

Would I be right in thinking that if Maggie Thatcher was still PM all this misery would never have been allowed to get this far. One bark from her would soon get all the whimpering lily -livered MP's doing something instead of trying to pass the buck. It's sickening to listen to them whinging about who is too blame. From the top down the whole mottley lot are to blame for not doing anything about the floods weeks ago. Now they are reaping what they sowed. I feel so sorry for all the people who have been effected, but I don't feel sorry for the government. It reminds me of Rome burning while Nero played !!
Once again I say what I said last week,(which, by the way all of the newspapers in England have quoted) get our hard earned taxes spent on our own homegrown disaster instead of sending it to India where they are spending the aid we send them on their space program.
Would I be right in thinking that if Maggie Thatcher was still PM all this misery would never have been allowed to get this far. One bark from her would soon get all the whimpering lily -livered MP's doing something instead of trying to pass the buck. It's sickening to listen to them whinging about who is too blame. From the top down the whole mottley lot are to blame for not doing anything about the floods weeks ago. Now they are reaping what they sowed. I feel so sorry for all the people who have been effected, but I don't feel sorry for the government. It reminds me of Rome burning while Nero played !! Once again I say what I said last week,(which, by the way all of the newspapers in England have quoted) get our hard earned taxes spent on our own homegrown disaster instead of sending it to India where they are spending the aid we send them on their space program. boydell
  • Score: 6

4:37pm Tue 11 Feb 14

mr.mark.c says...

Blumming thing wont let me like that twice.
Blumming thing wont let me like that twice. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 2

10:10am Wed 12 Feb 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

Does it come down to location? It's been a hive of activity since the South East has flooding issues - very odd ?? The Somerset people have been having to put up with this for weeks now - not far off 2 months!
Does it come down to location? It's been a hive of activity since the South East has flooding issues - very odd ?? The Somerset people have been having to put up with this for weeks now - not far off 2 months! Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 2

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