Furious flood victims last night accused officials of gross incompetence and abandoning them to the elements. They said they feared the ‘worst was yet to come’ in the Somerset Levels, huge stretches of which have been under water since Christmas. Experts backed up their claim that the Environment Agency’s decision to stop dredging key rivers had created a ‘disaster area’ covering 25 square miles. Read more >>
If you are drowning in something, you have more of something than you are able to deal with. • I'm drowning in unpaid bills. The Mail's headline plays on the literal meaning of the verb to drown: to die from being under water for too long.