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18 Shocking Photos Of The Thames Bursting Its Banks (PICTURES)

Communities along the banks of the River Thames have become the latest to reach for the sandbags after the Environment Agency issued a number of severe weather warnings in the Home Counties:

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    A woman becomes caght up in a lorry's wash in Old Windsor in Berkshire
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    The village green in Dachet is under flood water after the river Thames burst its banks.
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    A home owner's boat sits outside his house after flood water continues to rise after the river Thames burst its banks
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    Locals wade through flood water in Datchet
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    A man brings a family member home on a boat after flood water continues to rise.
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    A boy cycles through River Thames flood water
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    Flood water continues to rise as residents struggle to cope with the rising tides.
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    Locals look at flooded railway lines.
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    A man and his dog look out from his house at rising flood water.
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    A man helps local shop keepers with sandbags as flood water continues to rise.
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    A car drives through flood water on the main road after the river Thames burst its banks.
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    A man carries a family member through rising flood water.
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    Electricity workers unload sandbags to protect a sub station.
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    Locals look at flooded railway lines after river Thames burst its banks.
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    A house surrounded by flood waters near Chertsey Bridge in Chertsey, Surrey.
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    A view of flooded fields as the River Thames has burst its bank and flooded roads and property in Chertsey in Surrey.
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    A resident wearing homemade waders carries a dog through floodwater as residents begin to evacuate homes in Wraybury, Berkshire,
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    Residents wearing homemade waders evacuate their home in Wraybury, Berkshire

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