People who were flooded when a new Environment Agency pump failed in the floods were told today they may get a new early warning system.
Residents in Kempsey will today find out why their brand new water pump failed during December's floods in a drop in session.
A British woman who went missing in the Spanish floods has been named as 52-year-old Diana Dudas from Leicestershire.
The Met Office has confirmed that 2012 was the second wettest year on record, and the total rainfall was just 6.6mm short of the record set in 2000.
The top five wettest years are since records began in 1910.
- 2000 - 1337.3mm
- 2012 - 1330.7mm
- 1954 - 1309.1mm
- 2008 - 1295.0mm
- 2002 - 1283.7mm
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The Environment Agency Manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Dave Throup has said that the River Severn at Shropshire has peaked at Crew Green with a peak in Shrewsbury and Ironbridge later today.
Flood barriers were raised by the Environment Agency in Hereford for the first time last night.
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)
Water levels at the River Severn remains very high and continues to rise at Gloucester, according to Environment Agency Manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Dave Throup.
He added that the levels should peak later today and that more heavy rain and showers is expected to continue, the heaviest of rain will be in the west and Wales.
Latest figures from the Environment Agency show there are 151 flood warnings, as well as 261 flood alerts, in place across the country.
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.