As people in Britain’s flood-hit areas try to get back to normal, a father and son have died while pumping out a cellar. The pair were apparently using a petrol-fuelled pump to clear water from the basement of Tewkesbury Rugby Club when they were overcome by fumes.
The authorities have told people to stay out of the floodwater across south and central England because of disease risk, fearing E.Coli and salmonella outbreaks. Hundreds of families are still living in the makeshift emergency shelter at Oxford football stadium and have no idea when they will be able to go home, especially with more heavy rain forecast. The biggest problem remains the lack of clean drinking water. Three million bottles a day are being handed out. Meteorologists say the last three months in Britain have been the wettest since records began.