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Last Updated: Tuesday July 24 2007 16:02 GMT

Kids bored as flood chaos goes on

Clean water being handed out in Tewkesbury

Kids in the town of Tewkesbury are stuck for things to do as they live in one of the areas that's been hardest hit by the recent floods.

Loads of families are without drinking water and electricity and it's not much fun for the thousands of kids who've just started their summer holidays.

Clean water has to be collected from big tanks in the streets and there's loads of mopping up to be done.

The water level is slowly starting to drop, but boredom levels are rising so one local cinema showed Spider-Man 3 for free to help keep kids entertained.

Jordan and Mitchel talking to Newsround's Adam
Jordan (L) told told Newsround's Adam what life's been like in the floods

It's been a welcome treat for loads of children who've been stuck indoors since the floods.

Gemma, 12, told Newsround: "It's good to have something to do. It's not very nice staying at home and you can't get anywhere because it's all blocked off by the water."

Nine-year-old Jordan added: "There's been lots of lifeguard boats coming in and out saving lots of people.

"It's really not nice having to see it [the floods] in my lifetime."




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