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U.K. Floods: Hundreds More Rescued As Storm Worsens Wet Winter

Hundreds more residents were evacuated from flooded homes in Britain Thursday, after a storm battered the country with winds of up to 106mph – and yet more rain.

Around 80,000 homes were still without power after winds sent trees crashing through power lines, ITV News reported.

Seventeen severe flood warnings were in place in the Southeast and Southwest of England, which have already been deluged by what is on court to be Britain’s wettest winter for 250 years.

Towns and villages have been cut off by a combination of flood waters and high tides, and more heavy rain is forecast.

The River Thames, which flooded hundreds of homes west of London after bursting its banks on Monday, is predicted to rise to its highest level in more than 60 years in some places.