UK Flood: After Flood Water Recede Then And Now Photos

24 02 2014
A playground has turned into a water park in Wraysbury - but no children will play here. Parts of Surrey and Berkshire have seen a sharp drop in water levels as fierce storms release their grip on the UK. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

A playground has turned into a water park in Wraysbury – but no children will play here. Parts of Surrey and Berkshire have seen a sharp drop in water levels as fierce storms release their grip on the UK. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

For many communities in the south and west of England the worst of the flooding is over.

After two months of non-stop rain, the flood water has begun to recede.

Villages and towns are re-emerging in areas where only travel by boat had been possible.

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UK Floods: Before And After Photos

16 02 2014
Satellite photos of the River Parrett on the Somerset Levels taken before the recent flooding (left) and on February 8, 2014, showing the full extent of the flooded area. (SWNS)

Satellite photos of the River Parrett on the Somerset Levels taken before the recent flooding (left) and on February 8, 2014, showing the full extent of the flooded area. (SWNS)

These incredible pictures show the extent of the devastation, with towns and villages being almost completely submerged as a result of the rising water levels.

omposite aerial view of Moorland village, on the Somerset levels, during the floods (above) and before the flooding (below). The village has been evacuated as the water levels continued to rise (SWNS)

Composite aerial view of Moorland village, on the Somerset levels, during the floods (above) and before the flooding (below). The village has been evacuated as the water levels continued to rise (SWNS)

These pictures show Burrow Mump, with the bottom photograph being taken before the floods, and the top image showing how the famous hill looks now (SWNS)

These pictures show Burrow Mump, with the bottom photograph being taken before the floods, and the top image showing how the famous hill looks now (SWNS)

James Winslade's farm in West Yeo near Moorland can be seen in these pictures. The bottom picture shows the land before the floods, and the top image shows the farm now (SWNS)

James Winslade’s farm in West Yeo near Moorland can be seen in these pictures. The bottom picture shows the land before the floods, and the top image shows the farm now (SWNS)

A picture showing the rising water levels at Willow House, in East Lyng, Somerset, (above), and how the house looks normally (below). The flood water rose to roof levels in some properties in the village (SWNS)

A picture showing the rising water levels at Willow House, in East Lyng, Somerset, (above), and how the house looks normally (below). The flood water rose to roof levels in some properties in the village (SWNS)

This composite picture of Burrow Mump shows the greenery of the hill before (left) and after (right) the flood waters in Somerset (SWNS)

This composite picture of Burrow Mump shows the greenery of the hill before (left) and after (right) the flood waters in Somerset (SWNS)

This image shows the A361 near East Lyng in Somerset before (below) and after (above) the recent heavy flooding. The road side store and workshop is completely flooded with water levels reaching approximately seven foot. (SWNS)

This image shows the A361 near East Lyng in Somerset before (below) and after (above) the recent heavy flooding. The road side store and workshop is completely flooded with water levels reaching approximately seven foot. (SWNS)

The flood destruction at Lesley Webber's home, in East Lyng, Somerset. The flood water is starting to slowly seep from beneath into the house after a long battle against the floods, in a house that has never flooded in 120 years. (SWNS)

The flood destruction at Lesley Webber’s home, in East Lyng, Somerset. The flood water is starting to slowly seep from beneath into the house after a long battle against the floods, in a house that has never flooded in 120 years. (SWNS)

This composite image shows Church Street, the main high street in Moorland before (below) and after the flooding on the Somerset levels. (SWNS)

This composite image shows Church Street, the main high street in Moorland before (below) and after the flooding on the Somerset levels. (SWNS)





Photos: Severe Weather Battered UK And Ireland

3 01 2014

Parts of United Kingdom and Ireland are now on high alert for severe floods as high tides, heavy rain and strong winds battered the areas.

High tides during bad storm could cause severe flooding.

The South-West, Wales, and Gloucestershire are expected to be the worst hit by this Atlantic storm.

Wales is preparing for the highest tides in 17 years.

More than 400 weather warnings and alerts have been issued in every region of England and Wales.

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