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49 Extraordinary Pictures Reveal How Parts Of Britain Have Turned Into 'Waterworld' (PHOTOS)

18/02/2014 11:31 GMT | Updated 18/02/2014 17:59 GMT

Parts of Britain have been suffering with the worst flooding that the UK has seen for many years but the rain has stopped - for now at least.

This is good news for some but thousands of residents are still suffering in the aftermath.

In extraordinary new images homes along the River Thames are almost completely under water which are reminiscent of the post-apocalyptic film 'Waterworld'.

Prime minister David Cameron described the crisis as a "tragedy" while unveiling £10 million of support for flood-hit businesses on a visit to Upton-upon-Severn in Worcestershire.

Meanwhile unions claimed that controversial plans to axe jobs at the Environment Agency (EA) would be raised at fresh talks this week.

The GMB said a meeting had been arranged for Thursday at which it is believed a timetable will be discussed for pressing ahead with up to 1,700 redundancies.

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