More serious flooding is threatening to hit Brit towns and villages for several days this week, the Environment Agency has warned.
Further heavy rain is set to sweep the UK this week, with the heaviest expected to fall on Friday and Saturday in the fourth weekend washout in a row.
The incoming rainfall has now sparked another wave of more than 300 flood alerts and warnings along the Rivers Severn, Wye, Ouse and Trent.
Two danger-to-life flood warnings have already been issued for Ironbridge and Shrewsbury in Shropshire following more recent rainfall.
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At least 107 warnings, meaning that flooding is expected, and 207 alerts – meaning flooding is possible – are now in force across England.
It comes after a third weekend of downpours – that started with Storm Ciara and continued with Storm Dennis – struck in recent days.
The torrents are now contributing to record-high river levels, with England enduring more than 141% of its average February rainfall so far.
The Environment Agency has now warned the country needs to brace itself for "more frequent periods of extreme weather like this" because of climate change.
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More than 600 households and a similar number of businesses have been hit in Wales – which has been hardest hit – representing almost 25% of all the properties affected across the UK.
Caroline Douglass, director of incident management at the EA, said: "Flooding has a long-lasting and devastating impact on people's lives.
"River levels remain high and communities along the river Severn, in particular Shrewsbury, Bewdley and Ironbridge, should be ready for potential flooding.
"Groundwater levels across parts of Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Sussex are continuing to rise and will lead to more flooding impacts later in the week.
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"We have seen our third weekend of exceptional river levels and stormy weather; with the effects of climate change, we need to prepare for more frequent periods of extreme weather like this.
"People need to be aware of their flood risk, sign up to flood warnings, make a flood plan and not to drive or walk through flood water."
The EA said 1,000 staff per day have worked to operate flood defences and pumps, clear debris and repair damaged defences since Storm Dennis swept into the UK.
Some 3.7 miles of temporary flood barriers have been erected and flood defences have protected more than 25,000 properties, the EA said.
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