Woman's body pulled from home amid UK floods

Crew Commander from Tewkesbury fire station Dave Webb carries 19-month-old daughter of Tina Bailey who carries her 3 year old daughter, after they were rescued from their house in Gloucester, England, Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012. Thousands of drivers and residents face further chaos today after heavy rain continued to fall across Britain overnight. (AP Photo/PA, Tim Ireland) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE Enlargephoto

Crew Commander from Tewkesbury fire station Dave Webb carries 19-month-old daughter of Tina Bailey who carries her 3 year old daughter, after they were rescued from their house in Gloucester, England, Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012. Thousands of drivers and residents face further chaos today after heavy rain continued to fall across Britain overnight. (AP Photo/PA, Tim Ireland) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

British police say they found the body of an elderly woman in a flooded home, as hundreds of Britons struggle to contain damage done by the recent wet weather.

North Wales Police said emergency rescue workers discovered the body Tuesday in the Welsh city of St Asaph, where the swollen river Elwy has surged through flood defenses. The death is being treated as unexplained.

Fire service workers have rescued people trapped in their homes by flood water and hundreds have been urged to flee their homes across the country as sustained wet weather kept many areas of Britain under water.

The Environmental Agency warned there is a continued risk of flooding across England, despite a drop in rainfall.

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