In Upton Upon Severn in Worcestershire river levels have risen 16ft in the last few days. But as Daybreak's Katy Fawcett found out it's still no where near enough to eliminate the possibility of standpipes.
As flood waters start to recede forecasters warn the recent deluges could be followed by unseasonable frost and sub-zero temperatures.
Parts of England and Wales are facing fresh floods after heavy rain lashed southern Britain. It follows the wettest April on record.
Parts of England and Wales were braced for more heavy rain and potential flooding after three days of storms left one person dead.