UK weather: Yet more flood chaos as rivers burst banks and huge waves wash away railway lines

Royal Marines have been deployed on the Somerset Levels to help reinforce flood defences and evacuate residents. Around 30 houses in Moorland, Somerset, were evacuated overnight as flood water continued to rise due to heavy rain. Gale force winds tore up trees in Wales and more rain is expected over the weekend. Thousands of homes are still flooded after the latest violent storm hit Britain's coast.

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