Floods still threaten homes today

Longridge has become submerged. Picture courtesy of Longridge and Facebook

Longridge has become submerged. Picture courtesy of Longridge and Facebook

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A FLOOD warning is still in place this morning for homes close to the River Thames.

The Environment Agency said the threat remains today for householders living in the Marlow area close to the river.

Yesterday, it issued a warning for the first time in Marlow since the widespread flooding began.

Floods have caused chaos around the country and this week played havoc in south Bucks, causing extensive damage to Longridge activities centre in Quarry Wood Road.

The whole site is under water and Marlow FM, which broadcasts there, has faced a battle to stay on the air, with presenters wading through vast stretches of water to get in. Overflowing river banks also affected The Compleat Angler Hotel and All Saints Church's graveyard - on opposite sides of Marlow Bridge.

An EA statement this morning read: “River levels on the River Thames remain very high in the Marlow area. The levels will remain high through the day.

“Property flooding is expected for those properties closest to the river in Marlow.”

For the Cookham and Bourne End areas it said: “River levels on the River Thames at Hurley and Cookham are now starting to become stable. Flood Warnings have been issued for the Marlow and Bourne End areas. Properties close to the river may experience flooding.”

It added the forecast is for mainly dry weather for the next 24 hours.

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