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Pickles: Rivers Thames Severn and Wye set to flood

There is a "high risk" that the rivers Thames, Severn and Wye in southern England will flood this week, Eric Pickles has told the House of Commons.

The communities secretary was updating MPs about the work of the military, and evacuations in Somerset after he was asked an urgent question by Labour's shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle.

He later took questions from MPs about the government response to the flooding issues across several counties.

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