The Lower Lode Inn near Tewkesbury was badly affected by the floods of Summer 2007. Now it has happened again. The landlady takes us on a journey through her waterlogged site.
Floodwater in the River Severn and Avon around Tewkesbury has stabilised today. Roy Stokes, from the Environment Agency says that they are hoping that the water will drop further before the next belt of rain comes in.
This Saturday’s Somerset Diamond Jubilee Concert being held in Taunton has been cancelled due to the recent flooding of Vivary Park. Organisers say it will be held at a later date
A yellow warning has been issued for areas from Somerset eastwards. Those places are likely to get heavy rain overnight and through tomorrow morning. Between 20 and 40 millimetres is expected. The yellow alert is to make people in those counties aware of the rainfall levels.
The Environment Agency has issued 4 flood warnings for Somerset and Dorset. There are also 13 flood alerts across the region where people are being warned to keep on their guard. It follows the wettest April on record. For more details click here.
David Woodland has this report as parts of our region remain on alert for more flooding. The Environment Agency says it's focusing on Somerset and Dorset which had some of the heaviest rainfall overnight.
Thames Water has warned customers that a hosepipe ban will remain in place despite the wettest April since records began.
The water company said heavy downpours bringing more than double the historic long-term averagerain for the month had not made up for a shortfall caused by below-average rainfall in 20 of the previous 25 months.
Thames Water said last month's rain reduced the likelihood of the need to impose more serious restrictions later in the year but it is likely that the current temporary use ban, or "hosepipe ban" willneed to remain in place for the rest of the year.
– Richard Aylard, Thames Water
It hasn't really stopped raining since we and six other companies imposed 'hosepipe bans' on April 5. We are alive to this irony, and our contribution to the endless talking point that is the British weather.
But it took the two driest years since records began for us to getinto this drought, and one wet month, even one as wet as April, will not be enough to get us out of it.