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Isle of Man hit by high-tide flooding

7 January 2014 Last updated at 13:03 GMT

Properties have been flooded and coastal paths damaged by a "severe storm surge" on the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man government issued a red flood warning on Monday with forecasters saying it was a "one in 15-year event".

More than 10,000 sandbags were distributed across the island to help people during the bad weather.

Beth Cannan put a cooker and fridge on breeze blocks to keep them out of the water. She said: "My elderly parents are staying in a hotel until we can get the house dry for them."

Diggers have been used to clear hundreds of tonnes of stone and silt washed on to the coastal roads.

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