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UK cleans up as flood water recedes

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Workers walk through water as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on Nov. 28 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area.

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Publican John Fischer rests on his broom as James Brindley, right, sweeps muddy sediment out the Swan Pub after flood waters receded in St Asaph, north Wales, on Nov. 28.

Dozens of properties were flooded in St Asaph, Wales after the River Clwyd burst its banks on Tuesday, after seven days of torrential rains. Parts of England have also suffered from flooding. According to Reuters, insurers could face up to $1.6 billion in insurance claims, the highest figure since 2007.

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Claire Austin reacts as she stands in her children's bedroom for the first time since having to evacuate her home before it was flooded in St Asaph, north Wales, on Nov. 28. Dozens of properties were flooded in St Asaph after the River Clwyd burst its banks yesterday.

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An elderly couple prepare to be evacuated as flood waters surround their home in St Asaph, north Wales on Nov. 27. Hundreds of people were urged to flee their homes in north Wales on Tuesday after a river surged over flood defenses, as torrential rain fell across Britain for a seventh day.

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Flood waters of the river Avon and the river Severn surround the town of Tewkesbury, England on Nov. 27. Floodwaters threaten hundreds of homes in Wales and England, as river levels continue to rise, exacerbated by further water running into already saturated areas.

Heavy rain has brought flooding to over a thousand houses in Britain, forcing hundreds of families to abandon their homes. NBC's Annabel Roberts reports.

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