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Clean-up follows flood damage on south coast

Communities on the south coast of England have been struggling to clear up in the aftermath of storms and floods.

At Hurn in Dorset, 25mm (1 inch) of rain fell in 24 hours while wind gusts of 81 mph (130 kph) were recorded at the Needles.

Residents at Iford Bridge home park near Christchurch face another two nights out of their homes, while locals in Wareham said the River Frome was at the highest level they had ever seen.

The Environment Agency has warned communities in Dorset, Oxfordshire, south Wiltshire, Hampshire and along the Thames to "remain prepared" for more flooding during the rest of the week.

  • 06 Jan 2014
  • From the section England