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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 July 2007, 15:33 GMT 16:33 UK
Residents warned over river surge
Newbury Station by David Chapman
David Chapman took this picture of Newbury Station
Residents are bracing themselves for more flooding as a huge surge of water swells rivers in Berkshire.

In Pangbourne the River Pang flooded about 400 homes, and the River Loddon burst its banks at Charvil, after already flooding homes in Winnersh.

Flood warnings have been issued for areas across the county as water levels are expected to continue to rise.

The Environment Agency fears the River Thames, the River Kennet, the River Lambourn, and Sulham Brook could flood.

Many roads in the rest of the county remain impassable and train passengers are asked to avoid travelling.

Horses moved from stables
Some racing horses had to be moved to the stables of rival trainers

In Pangbourne dozens of residents were forced to spend another night in emergency accommodation.

The Royal Borough of Maidenhead and Windsor is advising people not to travel unless it is "absolutely essential".

The council is telling people worried about flooding to "take as many precautions as you can such as blocking outside ground-level air bricks, and creating a barrage of some sort around door thresholds".

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said the final bill for the damage and disruption caused by the latest floods could run into hundreds of millions.


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