Ouse and Thames pose biggest flooding threat

Flooding in Ironbridge
Gardens in Ironbridge, Shropshire, have been flooded after the Severn burst its banks. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Riverside communities along the Ouse in Yorkshire and Thames are among those most at risk from expected floods, the Environment Agency has said.

Groundwater levels are high in Berkshire, South Gloucestershire and parts of Lincolnshire and temporary flood defences remain in place along the Severn, including at Ironbridge and Upton.

Work is also taking place to ensure that rivers can drain and flow freely in other parts of southern England, including Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, West and East Sussex, the Environment Agency has said.

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