Thames floods set to affect hundreds more homes as further floods forecast

Hundreds more homes along the Thames face the grim prospect of a battering from further storms forecast to hit the UK later this week.

A “worrying” band of storms will bring winds of up to 65mph and rainfall of up to 30mm.

After the latest bout of heavy wind and rain, 1,700 homes were left without power and over 800 homes along the Thames were flooded.

The storms are likely to fell trees and inflict transport misery on resident and commuters, with rail services in the Thames valley likely to be hit. Over 1,600 troops have been deployed to assist with flood protection and relief.

According to the Standard, Met Office forecaster Charles Powell said: “The next system moving in might not give huge amounts when compared with normal, but on top of the amount of water already, it’s the last thing people want.

“It’s worrying because it hampers any chance the ground has to dry out and land which may have dried out.”

The appalling outlook came as David Cameron cancelled a trip to the Middle East to deal with the problem and announced that that “money is no object” in dealing with the floods.

Are there flood warnings in your area? The environment agency has issued 129 flood warnings and 16 severe warnings.

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