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In Pictures: Rivers rise and residents rescued amid relentless rain

Some parts of the country have had more than two months of rain in just two days.

Flooding in Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire (Chris Dower/PA)
Flooding in Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire (Chris Dower/PA)

Heavy rainfall has continued to cause disruption across the country, with parts of Lincolnshire experiencing more than two months of rain in just two days.

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Waders were the sensible choice in one part of Lincolnshire (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Rescue workers in Wainfleet All Saints, in Lincolnshire, where streets and properties are flooded (Joe Giddens/PA)
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One resident wades through flood water in his lounge after the River Steeping breached its banks (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Residents had to be taken to safety in an inflatable boat by rescue workers in Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire (Joe Giddens/PA)
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An RAF Chinook helicopter was deployed (Ministry of DeFence/PA)
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Efforts to prevent further flooding (Ministry of Defence/PA)
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Thorpe Culvert in Lincolnshire saw more than two months of rain fall in two days (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Railway lines were submerged in water (Joe Giddens/PA)
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A man wades through floodwater in Wainfleet All Saints, in Lincolnshire (Joe Giddens/PA)
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The River Steeping breached its banks at Thorpe St Peter in Lincolnshire (Richard Hardesty/PA)
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Rescue workers came to the aid of residents left stranded by the flooding (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Water gushes through the breach in the River Steeping near Wainfleet (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Cattle stranded in floodwater at Thorpe Culvert, near Wainfleet (Joe Giddens/PA)
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An RAF Chinook helicopter delivers sandbags to plug a gap in the River Steeping (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Dark storm clouds gather off the North East coast (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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