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Last Updated: Monday July 23 2007 06:23 GMT

In pictures: Flood chaos in central England

Parts of central England have been ravaged by floods following Friday's downpours. This is a caravan park in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Parts of central England have been ravaged by floods following Friday's downpours. This is a caravan park in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Here's another picture of Tewkesbury - you can get to the roundabout, but not much further. Check out the stranded cars.

Here's another picture of Tewkesbury - you can get to the roundabout, but not much further. Check out the stranded cars.

People have been doing everything possible to beat the rising flood water. This woman in Gloucestershire has made her own flood defences.

People have been doing everything possible to beat the rising flood water. This woman in Gloucestershire has made her own flood defences.

Underneath that massive puddle of water is Worcester racecourse. Yes, really. If you look closely, you can see it.

Underneath that massive puddle of water is Worcester racecourse. Yes, really. If you look closely, you can see it.

Some people have lost their water and electricity supplies.They're getting emergency shopping supplies. Look at this couple - not your normal supermarket trip, eh?

Some people have lost their water and electricity supplies.They're getting emergency shopping supplies. Look at this couple - not your normal supermarket trip, eh?

The floods have caused damage to thousands of homes, but these girls don't let it get them down. They enjoy a splash in the water, while holding carefully on to mum.

The floods have caused damage to thousands of homes, but these girls don't let it get them down. They enjoy a splash in the water, while holding carefully on to mum.

Cars and buses couldn't get through to Tewkesbury, but this old-fashioned bike did the trick.

Cars and buses couldn't get through to Tewkesbury, but this old-fashioned bike did the trick.

The floods didn't stop these dogs taking their exercise, although it was more of a swim than a walkies!

The floods didn't stop these dogs taking their exercise, although it was more of a swim than a walkies!

Hang on - that's a funny-looking boat. This shed got swept into the marina by the floods.

Hang on - that's a funny-looking boat. This shed got swept into the marina by the floods.

Drivers were told to stay at home if they could. But some took the plunge - will this one make it?

Drivers were told to stay at home if they could. But some took the plunge - will this one make it?

Some drivers didn't and abandoned cars littered the roads. The worst-hit counties were Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.

Some drivers didn't and abandoned cars littered the roads. The worst-hit counties were Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.

No point in taking a seat outside this shop in Worcestershire - unless you want REALLY wet feet.

No point in taking a seat outside this shop in Worcestershire - unless you want REALLY wet feet.

This was the scene in Evesham. In raincoats and waterproof boots, these girls weren't beaten by the floods.

This was the scene in Evesham. In raincoats and waterproof boots, these girls weren't beaten by the floods.




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