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British PM warns of worsening floods crisis

Published on Feb 12, 2014 6:09 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Tuesday that the British floods were likely going to get worse before they got better, pledging money was now no object to battling back the rising waters.

Mr Cameron scrapped a previously unannounced trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next week in order to stay home and deal with the floods, as the government faced renewed criticism that it was under-prepared.

Troops were sent in to help deal with the worsening situation in southern England as hundreds of homes were swamped along the River Thames and rail services succumbed to the bad weather.

Affluent towns and villages along the Thames to the west of London have been transformed into lagoons.

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