Midlands Flooding

Floods have hit areas across the Midlands, flooding homes and roads - creating traffic chaos. No more rain is forecast today but there are still flood warnings in place.

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Praise for Midlands flood defences

Flood Defences Credit: ITV Central News

Six months after being officially opened, flood defences in Upton-upon-Severn have been praised by the Government.

The Waterside scheme successfully prevented flooding to 64 properties in the Worcestershire town last year, which was the wettest year in England since records began.

The town which is on the River Severn, has a long history of flooding, with over 70 floods since 1970.

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