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UK: Army arrives to help flood-hit Berkshire01:20

UK: Army arrives to help flood-hit Berkshire

United Kingdom, Wraysbury
February 11, 2014 at 17:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK: Army arrives to help flood-hit Berkshire

British Army troops arrived in the flood-hit Berkshire village of Wraysbury Tuesday afternoon. Over 100 troops arrived just after 12.00 GMT to take part in rescue operations alongside police and local volunteers.

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband also visited the village and attended a meeting at the Wraysbury Primary School. The school has been used as a centre for co-ordinating relief efforts.

Wraysbury is one of the villages along the River Thames to be hit hardest by flooding over the past several days. There are 14 flood warnings currently in effect for Berkshire, Surrey and Somerset. It is estimated that over 1,000 evacuations have taken place along the Thames.

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UK: Army arrives to help flood-hit Berkshire

British Army troops arrived in the flood-hit Berkshire village of Wraysbury Tuesday afternoon. Over 100 troops arrived just after 12.00 GMT to take part in rescue operations alongside police and local volunteers.

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband also visited the village and attended a meeting at the Wraysbury Primary School. The school has been used as a centre for co-ordinating relief efforts.

Wraysbury is one of the villages along the River Thames to be hit hardest by flooding over the past several days. There are 14 flood warnings currently in effect for Berkshire, Surrey and Somerset. It is estimated that over 1,000 evacuations have taken place along the Thames.