Emergency services warnings over high winds and rain

The emergency services are asking people to take extra care as high winds and rain return across the region. Flooding has already caused disruption in some parts of the Midlands this Christmas. Get the latest updates here.

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Flood alerts increased by Environment Agency

The number of flood alerts for the Midlands has been increased to 13 by the Environment Agency.

They alerts are in place in the following areas:

  • River Wye in Herefordshire
  • River Wye in Gloucestershire
  • Upper Teme
  • River Leadon Catchment
  • River Monnow and tributaries in England
  • River Arrow in Herefordshire
  • Rivers in the Forest of Dean
  • River Avon in Worcestershire
  • River Severn in Worcestershire
  • River Severn in Gloucestershire
  • River Lugg south of Leominster
  • River Severn in Shropshire
  • Severn Vyrnwy Confluence

One flood warning has been issued for the River Severn at Severn Ham, including Abbey Mill, Upper and Lower Lode and Shakespeare Court.

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Floodwater inches closer to Tewkesbury Abbey

Floodwater is inching ever closer to Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire as much of the South West remains on flood alert.

Flooding outside Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Large areas of Tewkesbury and the Somerset levels are already saturated from rainfall over the Christmas period.

A flooded car park near Tewkesbury Abbey Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire



Emergency services warnings over high winds and rain

Flood risk over in many parts of the Midlands

The risk of flooding is over for many parts of the Midlands today as the Environment Agency downgrades many flood warnings and alerts.

Just three flood warnings - which alert people that flooding is expected - are still in force, alongside 8 flood alerts, which warn flooding may be possible.

Flood Warnings

  • River Severn at Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End
  • River Severn at Apperley and The Leigh
  • River Severn at Severn Ham in Tewkesbury, including Abbey Mill, Upper and Lower Lode and Shakespeare Court

Flood Alerts

  • River Avon, Worcestershire
  • River Severn, Worcestershire
  • River Severn, Gloucestershire
  • River Severn, Shropshire
  • River Lugg, south of Leominster
  • River Wye, Gloucestershire
  • River Wye, Herefordshire
  • Severn Vyrnwy Confluence
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