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Last Updated: Thursday July 26 2007 06:31 GMT

Wettest start to summer continues

Flood waters in Oxfordshire

It's been one of the wettest starts to the summer for more than 200 years and it may not be over yet.

Weather experts say more heavy rain is on the way, but fears of new floods along the River Thames in Oxfordshire and Berkshire have eased overnight.

On Wednesday, hundreds of people had to leave their homes in Oxford when the river burst its banks, but flood levels are slowly starting to fall.

In Gloucestershire, more than 340,000 people still haven't got any tap water.

Bottled water being delivered
Bottled water is still being delivered to Gloucestershire

Water bosses are trying to pump water in from other areas to more than 10,000 homes in Tewkesbury after the local water treatment plant was flooded.

But they said the water should only be used for baths or showers, NOT for drinking.

The Army is also delivering bottled water to the area and the authorities say safe drinking water is still available from the big blue water tanks in the streets.



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