wales floods 2014A range of agencies have coordinated and are working 'around the clock' to respond to the flooding that has devastated parts of Surrey and Berkshire.

According to a statement released by Surrey Police, those involved in the county include the Environment Agency, Surrey County Council, Surrey Fire and Rescue as well as the force itself. Military support was also made available earlier this week when the River Thames burst its banks following record rainfall.

Surrey Chief Superintendent Matt Twist, said: "Officers and staff from Surrey and Sussex Police are working to assist in supporting local residents affected by the severe flooding. Our staff continue to go above and beyond the call of duty - one example being the North Surrey neighbourhood team who were due to finish at 2am and were still working at 9am."

He continued: "The force has contingency plans in place to ensure we can continue to provide police support to our partner agencies over the coming days, as well as keep frontline services running.”

Surrey Chief Fire Officer Russell Pearson said: "We have rescued around 150 people in the last 24 hours and this number is only going to increase. However, we have extra resources in place to manage the evacuation and rescue operation and we will continue to work to keep those residents affected by the flooding safe.”

Fourteen severe flood warnings have been issued in areas throughout Berkshire and Surrey, including Staines, Laleham, Chertsey, Shepperton and Hamm Court. Many properties in the counties are already under water, with estimates provided by Surrey police suggesting that 2,500 homes in the area are at risk of flooding.