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Risk of floods as rivers swell

Swollen rivers are still at risk of flooding over the next few days, the Environment Agency has said, as icy temperatures take hold of the UK. The rivers Thames, Trent and Severn remain at very high levels despite the improving weather.

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Villagers caught off guard by violent flash flood

Residents of the village of Kempsey in Worcestershire were caught off guard by a flash flood in the early hours of Sunday morning.

As ITV News' Midlands Correspondent Rupert Evelyn explains, the village had recently celebrated the installation of flood defences on the nearby River Severn.

Dan Spiers and his family had to be rescued by the Fire Service in a boat. He told ITV News that his son was woken up to find water in his bedroom.

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