Britain begins the clean up operation after devastating floods as Environment Agency issues another 350 alerts for areas at risk

Families flee condemned terraced houses after flooding causes landslide as Britain begins huge clean-up operationSeven homes in Whitby will be demolished over the next 48 hours after gardens fell away threatening foundationsResidents given just 48 hours to move essential items out of their housesNumber of flood warnings across the rest of the country expected to fall throughout todayEnvironment Agency: 'We are over the worst in terms of flooding'Pumps continue to remove water from behind St Asaph flood defences Dry weather expected throughout today across the UKLocalised flooding expected along Trent, Severn and Thames rivers | UPDATED: 11:33 GMT, 28 November 2012 Seven houses will be demolished within two days after the ground beneath them disappeared when raging torrents of water caused a massive landslide. The 150-year-old row of terraced houses in Whitby, North Yorkshire, will have to be torn down after their gardens became saturated by rainfall and slipped away last night. However, despite being given two days notice residents have been told only to take essential items and the rest of their property will go with the houses.

This has got us out of a sticky situation! Homeowners use PLASTICINE to stop floodwater entering property

This has got us out of a sticky situation! Homeowners use PLASTICINE to stop floodwater entering property Andy Ford held back 2ft of flood water by sealing his 17th century cottageNeighbour Tad Mandziej gave him the advice after using plasticine himself | UPDATED: 18:48 GMT, 26 November 2012 It may not be the most obvious solution to keep the flooding at bay. But homeowner Andy Ford held back 2ft of flood water by sealing his property with plasticine