Round-up of flooding in South

A nursing home is evacuated, community centres closed and roads are blocked. We're getting reports of flood problems across Oxfordshire.

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First pictures: Oxfordshire nursing home evacuated

The Old Prebendal Nursing Home, Shipton-under-Wychwood, this morning. Credit: Seeing Eye

A nursing home in Oxfordshire is still empty this morning after it was evacuated last night due to fears that the River Evenlode may burst its banks.

Up to 50 residents of the Old Prebendal Nursing Home, Shipton-under-Wychwood, are now in temporary alternative accommodation.

The Old Prebendal Nursing Home, Shipton-under-Wychwood, this morning. Credit: Seeing Eye

Flood incidents across Oxfordshire

We're getting reports of flooding across Oxfordshire, including at East Challow and in Stanford in the Vale.

There are road closures at Buckland Road, Cote, Norton Road, Sibford Ferris and on the A4095 at Enslow Bridge.

More than 40 trees have fallen. Two were reported as having hit cars - one in Benson and one in Charlbury.

Firefighters have attended downed power cables on the A4095 near the Rock of Gibralter pub in Bletchingdon, where there is also a road closure, and Church Hill Road in Tackley.

Engineers are also dealing with power problems in Deddington and Islip.

The county council’s highways teams have been delivering flood boards and sandbags to local areas where they say they have been required - due to surface water flooding.

Nursing home evacuated due to flood fears

A nursing home in Oxfordshire had to be evacuated last night due to fears that the River Evenlode may burst its banks.

Up to 50 residents of the Old Prebendal Nursing Home, Shipton-under-Wychwood, were moved to alternative accommodation with help from county council and NHS staff and firefighters.

The evacuation came amid further flood warnings for the River Cherwell, from Lower Heyford down to Cherwell Bridge including Rousham, Enslow, Thrupp and Hampton Poyle.

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