Saturday 20 December 2014

Pictures: Flooding in the UK

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A property surrounded by floodwater next to the River Severn in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Photo: PA
Dion Bekatoros works to keep out the rising water of the River Ouse outside his taxi office in York city centre. Photo: PA
Workmen construct a raised walk way for residents in flats in the Skeldergate area of York city centre. Photo: PA
Sandbags and pumps work to keep the River Ouse from flooding York city centre. Photo: PA
Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire is surrounded by floodwater as the River Severn swells after days of heavy rain. Photo: PA
Workmen are transported through the flood on a digger in Stratford on Avon. Photo: PA
Roads around Richmond in North Yorkshire with deep floodwater. Photo: PA
Fire fighters prepare to pump water from a beck behind the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, North Yorkshire as as the heavy rain continues across the UK. Photo: PA
Firefighters from Wiltshire Fire Service use an Aquavac to help clear homes in Malmesbury after they were flooded over the weekend. Photo: PA
People use kayaks to travel through floodwaters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Photo: Getty Images
Riverside Park in Chester-Le-street, County Durham. Photo: PA
Head Groundsman Ian Ward wades through floodwater on the track following torrential rain at Wetherby Racecourse in West Yorkshire. Photo: PA
A white van is left abandoned on a country lane as flood waters from the River Nene close a road in Ringstead, Northamptonshire. Photo: PA
A fire engine is driven through flood water in Hathern, Leicestershire. Photo: Reuters
A police officer jumps into flood water on the A19 near Sunderland which remains closed in both directions due to flooding. Photo: PA
Flood defences in place today in Bewdley, Worcestershire. Photo: PA

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