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UK flooding: Torrential rain causing rising water levels

6 July 2012 Last updated at 22:53 BST

Torrential downpours have been causing disruption in parts of the UK with a month's worth of rain forecast to fall in 24 hours in some areas.

In many towns, people have been battling to stop rising water entering their homes.

Water levels of rivers are rising quickly and the full impact of the downpour is yet to be clear, as Jeremy Cooke reports.