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Tewkesbury Pub a Refuge in England's Floods

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Tewkesbury Pub a Refuge in England's Floods

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Tewkesbury Pub a Refuge in England's Floods

Tewkesbury Pub a Refuge in England's Floods

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Much of central and western England remains under water after days of heavy rains. It's the worst flooding in 60 years. Thousands of people have no running water or electricity. The town of Tewkesbury has been cut off since two great rivers — the Avon and the Severn — burst their banks. Dawn Harding, the proprietor of The Anchor, a pub in the center of Tewkesbury, says the pub has become a refuge for many people who are stranded. Harding talks with Steve Inskeep.