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.
Police are searching the River Severn in Shropshire after a woman was reported missing.
The search was launched at around 8pm yesterday in Telford Way in Shrewsbury.
West Mercia Police confirmed that the missing person was classified as 'high risk.'
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.
The new flood defences in Upton-on-Severn cost £4 million and it's the second project of its kind to prevent the town from flooding.Read the full story ›
After decades of flooding, a riverside town now has protection...a new permanent flood defence barrier is being officially unveiled tonight.
Residents have high hopes it'll work, but as Keith Wilkinson reports the wet weather is still causing serious problems in the area.
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.
Flood defences in Worcestershire will be officially opened today by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin.Read the full story ›
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.”