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Floods hit over 3,500.

THE Government was told today it had under-estimated the scale of the flood rescue effort after new figures showed as many as 3,500 people have been rescued by the fire service in the past few days.

The rescue effort was described as the biggest in peacetime Britain, with the number of casualties now exceeding 600.

Four people have already died in the flooding, which has forced hundreds of people in Yorkshire and the Midlands from their homes.

Official data revealed that the fire service received more than 7,300 calls to flood-related incidents in England and Wales.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jun 28, 2007
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