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British princes help flood victims as new storm looms

Published on Feb 14, 2014 9:14 PM
 
Floodwater is pictured in the town of Worcester in western England, on Friday, Feb 13, 2014. Princes William and Harry pitched in for flood victims on Friday as a new winter storm barrelled towards Britain, threatening fresh misery after the wettest start to the year for 250 years. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Princes William and Harry pitched in for flood victims on Friday as a new winter storm barrelled towards Britain, threatening fresh misery after the wettest start to the year for 250 years.

The princes joined soldiers distributing sandbags to protect properties in the flood-hit village of Datchet, in the shadow of Queen Elizabeth II's Windsor Castle residence.

The royal relief came as the Met Office said a "multi-pronged attack" of wind, rain and snow was sweeping across the country after making landfall in south-west England.

It said up to 4cm of rain could fall on Friday as officials warned of huge waves on England's south coast as high tides combine with 128kph of winds.

 
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