The 1947 Thames flood
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Flood misery in Thames Valley as history repeats itself

13 February 2014 Last updated at 00:11 GMT

Many Thames Valley homes have been flooded and surrounded by water.

Several severe flood warnings remain in place, with a month's worth of rainfall forecast over the next few days.

Newsnight's Jim Reed reports from Wraysbury, Berkshire, where he is also shown the benefits of building a house on stilts.