The flooded crypt at Winchester Cathedral, England.This low-vaulted stone crypt, which floods in rainy months, dates from the 11th century, the earliest phase of building the Cathedral, shown here with Antony Gormley’s life-size sculpture of a solitary man, Sound II, seen from a distance, between the massive vaults and their reflections. Photo by John Crook

The flooded crypt at Winchester Cathedral, England.This low-vaulted stone crypt, which floods in rainy months, dates from the 11th century, the earliest phase of building the Cathedral, shown here with Antony Gormley’s life-size sculpture of a solitary man, Sound II, seen from a distance, between the massive vaults and their reflections. Photo by John Crook

1939- British soldier takes tea to comrades working to repair banks of River Ravensbourne which flooded south London.

1939- British soldier takes tea to comrades working to repair banks of River Ravensbourne which flooded south London.

A graveyard is seen underwater in the village of Moorland in south west England February 7, 2014. Many areas of the Somerset Levels have bee...

A graveyard is seen underwater in the village of Moorland in south west England February 7, 2014. Many areas of the Somerset Levels have bee...

Surfing on the flooded roads, pulled along by a Land Rover.  Wakeboarders enjoying the recent floods in England.

Surfing on the flooded roads, pulled along by a Land Rover. Wakeboarders enjoying the recent floods in England.

Flood warnings are in place on rivers across England after heavy rain fell throughout the country at the end of the wettest April since records began.    Next image | Previous image | |

Flood warnings are in place on rivers across England after heavy rain fell throughout the country at the end of the wettest April since records began. Next image | Previous image | |

Flood defence spending has fallen by 10% over course of this government leaving half of country’s defences with ‘minimal’ maintenance, says National Audit Office report

Flood defence spending has fallen by 10% over course of this government leaving half of country’s defences with ‘minimal’ maintenance, says National Audit Office report

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