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Last Updated: Monday July 30 2007 06:16 GMT

Recovery under way after flooding

Floods

Thousands of homes affected by flooding are expected to have water flowing through their taps again today as a massive clean up operation continues.

About 130,000 homes in Gloucestershire have had to rely on bottled water for more than a week after a water treatment works at Tewkesbury flooded.

About 60,000 homes should get their water back on Monday, with other homes being reconnected later in the week.

But people are being warned not to drink the water for the first few days.

Water bosses say the water should only be used to wash in and for flushing toilets.

After weeks of heavy rain across the UK, the worst of the floods appear to be over as experts forecast mostly dry weather for the rest of the week.

Lots of people are saying it's going to cost millions to mop up and repair all the damage after thousands of homes, businesses and even roads were wrecked by the flood waters.



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