Fears as waters go on rising

Key points

  • Fourteen severe flood warnings have been issued for the River Thames in Berkshire and Surrey
  • Two severe flood warnings remain for the Somerset Levels
  • Communities Secretary Eric Pickles says there is a "high risk" the Thames, Severn and Wye rivers will flood
  • The emergency Cobra committee met for two hours, with the prime minister joining by phone
  • Environment Agency chief Lord Smith has rejected criticism of his organisation, amid reports of a row between senior ministers over flooding

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Reporting:

  • Lauren Turner 
  • Harry Low 
  • Bernadette McCague 
  • Martha Buckley 

Last updated 10 February 2014

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