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Flooding across the UK set to stay for years to come

6 July 2012 Last updated at 21:47 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.

Dr Claire Goodess, Senior Researcher in Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, says over the next few decades there will be an increase in heavy rainfall events.