Focused as we were on Harry Potter over the past 48 hours, we've been watching nervously as increasingly large parts of Abingdon are being inundated with water from the variety of rivers that flow into the Thames at the town (notably the Ock) - and of course, the Thames itself. mostly books is on Stert Street, named after the river Stert that flows underneath the road. As far as we know, we're not facing any problems - but the situation is becoming increasingly severe. The Abingdon blogger has been updating us with pictures of the severe flooding caused by the River Ock bursting its banks. Things are expected to continue to get worse and peak sometime in the early hours of Monday morning, or even on Tuesday.