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POST PEOPLE: Floods around the Midlands.

Water, water, everywhere, and there's definitely been too much of it in the Midlands recently. Heavy rainfall over the past week, coupled with already saturated ground, meant rivers burst their banks and flooded large swathes of land.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jan 23, 2008
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