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Swans swim near riverside properties partially submerged in floodwaters at Henley-on-Thames

Swans swim near riverside properties partially submerged in floodwaters at Henley-on-Thames in southern England, January 13, 2014. Britain's insurers are preparing to pay out hundreds of millions of pounds in claims following a run of winter storms that have flooded homes and disrupted travel, though the absence of major damage should limit the impact on their 2013 results. More than 1,700 homes and businesses have been affected by the floods in England since late December, which also killed seven people, according to news reports. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Flooding aftermath in England

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Winter storms have done major damage to homes in southern England, with flood waters damaging approximately 1,700 homes and businesses. British insurers are now preparing to pay out hundreds of millions of pounds in claims after the devastating storms, which have reportedly led to the deaths of seven people.