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Published on Nov 27, 2012

From Tewkesbury to Upton-on-Severn the River Severn has burst it's banks submerging large areas of the countryside in floodwater.

Hundreds of home owners have been left counting the cost of the fifth serious flooding event in the last decade.

A total of 1,400 homes have been flooded since torrential rain and heavy winds hit the country last week, but a spell of freezing weather is set to hit the flood zones, forecasters said.

Almost 500 flood warnings and alerts were in place today, with the Environment Agency warning home owners in North East England and North Wales to "remain vigilant" in the face of further heavy rainfall.

It has sent 110,000 warnings to people at risk of flooding.

River levels are set to peak in the next 48 hours, putting further properties at risk, with the Thames, Trent and the Severn deemed to be of particular concern.

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