Flooded kitchen (Image: PA)
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Testing flood protection products

More than five-and-a-half million properties in England and Wales are deemed to be at risk from flooding.

The Environment Agency acknowledges that it is impossible to completely flood-proof a property, but there are a number of measures to prevent flood-water getting in and limit the damage.

The BBC's Bob Walker visits the flood research centre at HR Wallingford in Oxfordshire to see how flood protection products are tested.