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Several roads closed in Worcestershire due to flooding

Road closures are in place after flooding in various parts of Worcestershire.

Latest updates say there are now six flood warnings and 28 flood alerts in the Midlands.

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Environment Agency: Flood barriers to go up in Hereford

The Environment Agency says that flood barriers in Hereford will be deployed this afternoon.

It comes as rainfall in Wales is expected to make water levels on the River Wye rise.

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Teenagers from Midlands Muslim communities help flood victims

The teenagers have been helping with the clean up operation Credit: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

Young people from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), including teenagers from the Midlands, have travelled to Cumbria this week to assist with the flood relief efforts.

Those who are travelling to the region are hoping to help residents and relief groups and services already on the ground addressing the damage.

For of those going to the area to help, this is the second time they have been involved since the devastating floods of 2014.

Volunteers with local people affected by flooding Credit: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

“As Muslims we are duty bound to always help one another, especially when such disasters strike. Also I think it’s important that through our actions people can see the true nature of Islam."

"December is usually a busy month for us as we increase our charitable activities and have many homeless feeding sessions, care home visits and providing gifts for sick children during the Christmas period.”

– Haroon Khan, Regional Director of Charities and Social Activities for AMYA in the Midlands

Five flood alerts in place across the West Midlands

Flood alerts are in place in the West Midlands Credit: PA

Five flood alerts are in place across the West Midlands at the moment, meaning that there could be flooding, according to the Environment Agency.

A Flood Alert is the third most serious type of guidance issued by the Agency, behind a Severe Flood Warning and a Flood Warning.

It means that flooding is possible and residents should be prepared. The places where alerts have been issued are:

  • River Severn in Gloucestershire
  • River Wye in Herefordshire
  • River Wye in Gloucestershire
  • River Lugg south of Leominister
  • River Severn in Shropshire
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