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Gates of flood defence closed for the first time

Flood gates being closed in Worcestershire Credit: ITV Central

The gates of the waterfront section of the Upton flood defence were closed today for the first time, after the completion of a £4 million project to protect the town from flooding.

The flood defences in Worcestershire were officially opened on Friday by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin.

Part of the flood wall costing £4m. Credit: ITV Central

According to the council, the newly built wall has already protected the town from the rainfall in recent months, with June being the wettest on record.

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

Water breaching the river bank. Credit: ITV Central

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