River Thames could flood houses in Kingston, Environment Agency warns

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Houses in Kingston could be flooded by the river Thames because of relentless record-breaking rainfall.

A flood warning is still in place for the Thames between Raven's Ait and Teddington Weir, including the Hogsmill below Kingston University's Knights Park campus.

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Lower Ham Road is closed between Richmond Road and Eastbury Road because of flooding.

Resident John Parrish said: "It looks quite threatening. We are not desperate yet.

"We don't have the same immediate threat as people across the river.

"It is slowly creeping up."

The river is "high and rising slowly", according to the Environment Agency, and will continue to rise for several days.

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This picture of flooding was sent in by Calvin Avery.

This winter has been the wettest in south England since 1910, the Met Office said.

The river is "high and rising slowly", according to the Environment Agency, and will continue to rise for several days.

An Environment Agency forecast predicted water levels could reach higher than those seen in January 2003.

Have you been affected by flooding? Email newsdesk@surreycomet.co.uk.

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