Runnymede floods and Staines under Thames, 16th February 2014

What seems like the first bright sunny day for weeks provided an opportunity to take a photographic record that would capture something of the flooding along the Thames in Runnymede, Egham and Staines.  The pictures below provide a follow-up to those that I took earlier in the year in January on a rather more cloudy day, when the floods were less extensive.

Whilst I have every sympathy with those living in flooded areas, these images emphasise that flood plains are meant to be just that – plains where rivers flood!  We have had exceptional amounts of rainfall, and no-one should therefore be surprised that such flooding has occurred!

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