Properties still under threat from floods today

Bucks Free Press: Properties still under threat from floods today Properties still under threat from floods today

TOWNS and villages by The River Thames remain vulnerable to more flooding today.

The Environment Agency said the river remains high, with flooding of homes still possible around Marlow and low lying land and roads around Bourne End, Hurley and Cookham also expected to be hit.

The pictures above show Riverwoods Drive and Firview Close in Marlow on Friday.

The latest report from the agency states: "Water levels on the River Thames in the Marlow area remain high in response to recent rainfall and will continue to do so over the next few days.

"Further property flooding is still possible in this area for properties closest to the river.

“River levels on the River Thames remain high and will remain high for the next few days.

“Widespread flooding of low lying land and roads is expected.”

Quarry Wood Road is one of the parts of Marlow worst hit.

Longridge outdoor activities centre, where Marlow FM is also based, has been submerged for a second time in about a month.

Yesterday, Marlow FM reported that the water levels at the site had stopped rising.

Founder of the community broadcaster, Tim Ashburner, has vowed: “We'll stay on air one way or the other.”

Mr Ashburner said, however, this time around has been worse than November.

Meanwhile, Longridge director Amanda Foister is appealing for help raising funds to buy mobile flood defences, set to cost tens of thousands of pounds. The charity run centre is facing repair bills of up to £100,000 as a result of this and the last flood.

Further heavy rain is expected.

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