Widespread flooding across southern Britain is expected to spread with more bad weather predicted.
Many parts of the country have been under water for several weeks after a month of unusually heavy rainfall and storms caused rivers to burst their banks.
The government is coming under increasing pressure over its response to the crisis with critics blaming the problem on years of underinvestment in flood defences.
The military have been brought in to help build flood defences and evacuate properties.
But with no end in sight to the wet weather, the rising Thames river also increases the chances of suburban town centres being inundated.