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Tewkesbury flood victims met by council

Tewkesbury Borough Council making door to door visits to flood victims Photo:

The idea of the home visits was to make sure people have everything they need, or have suggestions for how things could be done better.

Among those visited were residents of Abbey Terrace, who have begun to move belongings back into their homes.

They had moved furniture into storage because it was believed their homes were at risk of flooding. But they escaped by inches, even though their gardens, and the road outside their front doors flooded.

The river severn flood plains are slowly draining but some communities still remain cut off.

"We've been visiting properties who were either flooded or were at risk of flooding, to check that everyone is ok and to reassure them that we are here, to help them and to make sure that they are prepared for any cleanup." Katherine Hill - Tewkesbury Borough Council