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Flood barrier deployed on River Severn

The Environment Agency has predicted a significant rise in water levels coming down the River Severn in the next 48 hours.

It is therefore swiftly making preparations for the flood barriers to be deployed at 9pm tonight.

Police cones will be deployed on the Wharfage as soon as possible to enable the bungs to be put in the gulleys.

The Wharfage will be closed to traffic from 8pm.

The flood defence scheme in Upton upon Severn cost £4.5 million Credit: ITV Central


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Floods force church to move carol service

All the pews are propped up on plastic vegetable boxes at the St Denys Church in Severn Stoke. The recent flooding has forced the church to move its carol service next Sunday (9 December) to the pub next door.

Pews propped up on boxes after flooding affected St Denys Church in Severn Stoke Credit: ITV Central
The Rose & Crown pub at Severn Stoke will host the church's carol service next Sunday (9 December) Credit: ITV Central

The new flood barriers all finished in Upton-on-Severn

The new flood defences in Upton-on-Severn in Worcestershire Credit: ITV Central

The new flood defences in Upton-on-Severn have cost £4 million to install and it's the second project of its kind to prevent the town from flooding.

It has flooded 70 times in the last 40 years and has had the reputation of being the most flooded town in Britain.


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Woman rescued from River Severn

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was found in the River Severn this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene near Worcestershire County Cricket Club's New Road Ground.

“We understand two passers-by spotted the woman in the river and went into the water beyond their own depth to get her out. It appeared she had stopped breathing, but life-support treatment given at the scene by the ambulance and fire service led to her breathing again and, in a poorly condition, she was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service
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