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Keep calm and drink beer? Brits carry on in rising flood waters

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Men sit in flood waters outside a bar as water levels continue to rise on the River Ouse in York, northern England on Sept. 26. Britain was bracing for more torrential rain as hundreds of people spent the night away from their flooded homes following two days of heavy downpours.

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Water levels rise on the swollen River Ouse that burst its banks and caused flooding after heavy rain in York, northern England on Sept. 26. Britain was bracing for more torrential rain as hundreds of people spent the night away from their flooded homes following two days of heavy downpours.

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A man uses a bucket to clear flood water from a taxi office as water levels continue to rise on the River Ouse following heavy rain in York, northern England on Sept. 26.

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Firefighters rescue residents from Minerva Court in the Yorkshire town of Boroughbridge. The complex housing senior citizens has been cut off by floods and has had no power for 24 hours on Sept. 26 in York, England. Heavy wind and rain have battered central and northern parts of the UK with more rain forecast. Swollen rivers are still threatening towns across Britain as rain water from hills makes it's way down.

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A view of the block of apartments which have there foundations washed away from the heavy flood waters in Newburn, near Newcastle, England, on Sept. 26 as communities work to rescue stranded residents from their homes, after heavy rain caused flash floods across parts of Britain. People have been evacuated from their homes and flooding has caused major disruption to transport after parts of the United Kingdom were battered with more heavy rain.

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