Fresh Flood Warnings

The Environment Agency is warning there could be more floods across the region as the snow begins to melt.

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'Protecting homes from flooding is not being implemented,' says MPs

A house caught out by flooding in November Credit: ITV News Central

The Government has been criticised by some MPs for being too slow in introducing measures to protect homes and businesses from flooding.

The Commons Select Committee for the Environment says it's disappointed that recommendations made in 2010 still haven't been implemented.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs MP, Anne McIntosh, said: "the public has a legitimate right to feel disappointed because there had not been a sense of urgency since 2010 to actually get a grip with flooding incidents."

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Flood warnings across the Midlands

Riverside communities across the West Midlands are bracing themselves for possible flooding tonight, as heavy rain in Wales runs down from the hills.

There are currently twenty one flood warnings in place, most of them on the River Severn. If you think this is happening a lot more often than it used to, you're not imagining it. Callum Watkinson reports.

Yellow alert for flooding

Grounds are currently saturated from recently rainfall and thawed snow Credit: ITV News Central

A Yellow alert is in place today for rain in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. The saturated ground means flooding could be an issue.

The Met Office has also issued a Yellow Alert for windy conditions on Wednesday across the East and West Midlands. Expect blustery showers and difficult driving conditions especially for high sided vehicles.

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Flood defence barrier being deployed in Bewdley

Water from the River Severn is posing a threat to property in Bewdley, Worcestershire.

The Environment Agency has taken precaution and erected temporary flood defences to limit damage should rivers breach the bank.

River levels are expected to peak this evening.

Defence barrier being deployed in Bewdley Credit: ITV News Central
Workers assembling a flood defence in Bewdley Credit: ITV News Central
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