Midlands Flood Risk

Flood warnings are in place across the Midlands, get the latest information here on risks to your area and a guide on what to do in the event of flooding.

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Shops and businesses remain open in Ironbridge

Despite flood barriers remaining in place on the Wharfage in Ironbridge, shops and business are still open and can be accessed.

The Environment Agency has requested the barriers remain in place as the river is now expected to peak on New Year's Day at between 5.1m and 5.5m following further heavy rain.

All shops, restaurants and public houses on the Wharfage and elsewhere in the Gorge remain very much open for business as normal and car parks are also open.

There is now partial parking available along The Wharfage between The Museum of the Gorge and the junction of New Road.

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Flood barriers raised in Hereford after further rain

Flood barriers were raised by the Environment Agency in Hereford for the first time last night.

Flood barriers were put in place in Hereford for the first time last night. Credit: Environment Agency

The Environment Agency currently has the following flood warnings and alerts for the UK:

87 flood warnings (where flooding is expected)

207 flood alerts (where flooding is possible)

Click here to see which areas are affected on the Environment Agency's website.

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Environment Agency: People to 'stay prepared' for floods

The Environment Agency (EA) has said widespread showers means many places remain on flood alert despite persistent rain expected to ease over Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The EA's director of operations David Jordan said:

Although the rain is set to ease a little in the coming days, the ground is still very wet and river levels remain high, so we would ask people to keep up to date with the latest warnings and stay prepared for flooding.

The EA has 157 flood warnings across the UK, urging people to take immediate action and a further 262 flood alerts.

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