It’s Usually Wet In Britain, But This January Was Just Madness

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Hundreds of homes in the west of London were evacuated as the River Thames burst its flood barriers on Tuesday.

River Thames Floods

Hundreds of homes in the west of London were evacuated as the River Thames burst its flood barriers on Tuesday.

In the badly-affected Somerset Levels area in south west England, more than 65 million cubic meters of flood water is being pumped out at a rate of 3 million cubic meters a day. The Met Office said 16 severe flood warnings, indicating a danger to life, remain in place across the south of England.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the government would spend whatever was needed to deal with flooding in England as he cancelled a planned visit to the Middle East to handle a crisis which has left some homes under water for weeks, Reuters reported.

The damage caused by England's wettest January since 1766 has left Cameron battling to defend his government's response against criticism it did not do enough to prevent flooding in the first place and then was too slow to help those affected.

With water levels still rising and more rain forecast for the rest of the week, Cameron warned things may get worse before they get better.

Have a look at the situation in the images below:

River Thames Floods

River Thames Floods

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