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Gates of flood defence closed for the first time

by ITV Central
Flood gates being closed in Worcestershire Credit: ITV Central

The gates of the waterfront section of the Upton flood defence were closed today for the first time, after the completion of a £4 million project to protect the town from flooding.

The flood defences in Worcestershire were officially opened on Friday by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin.

Part of the flood wall costing £4m. Credit: ITV Central

According to the council, the newly built wall has already protected the town from the rainfall in recent months, with June being the wettest on record.

The town has flooded 70 times in the last 40 years and has had the reputation of being the most flooded town in Britain.

Water breaching the river bank. Credit: ITV Central

4 flood warnings in place

Flooded fields
More flood warnings in place Credit: Adam Jones

A number of flood warnings and alerts remain in place after parts of the region were left have left vast parts of the country saturated.

The Environment Agency has 4 flood warnings in the Midlands and 19 flood alerts. The warnings are in place at:

  • River Teme at Lower Wick

  • River Severn at Severn Ham, Tewkesbury

  • River Teme at Bransford
  • River Leam at Eathorpe, Huningham and OffchurchRiver Leam at Eathorpe, Huningham and Offchurch

Later today the Environment Agency is expected to close the flood gates at Upton on Severn for the first time.

The flood defences in Worcestershire were officially opened on Friday by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin, marking the completion of the second of two schemes which have cost £4 million to protect the town from flooding.

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