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00:00 Monday 30 July 2007 

Flood warnings downscaled

No homes have been directly affected by flooding since the torrential downpour on Friday last week.

But since then the level of the Thames has risen considerably as flood water ran into the river.

Council teams have been on patrol throughout the night to check river levels and properties at high risk of flooding.

They report that although the river level has been high, the borough has escaped the fate of other areas further upstream.

Head of the council's streetcare and operations, David Perkins, said: "The Environment Agency's predictions in terms of water levels have been spot on and their reports, along with the council's extensive local knowledge, have enabled us to pinpoint potential risk areas and target council resources where they were most likely to be needed."

However, he stressed residents should remain vigilant, particularly in riverside areas at most risk, including Hurley, Bisham and Cookham.

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