- West Country (E)
The Environment Agency has issued a Severe Flood Warning for the River Severn at Alney Island, Gloucester. This means flooding is imminent and there is a danger to life. The river level is currently 4.45 metres and rising, and the military have been called in to evacuate homes.
The Agency expects the river level to peak between 4.5 metres and 4.7 metres overnight tonight (Thursday 13/Friday 14 February). They say houses and static homes may flood, due to overtopping of flood defences.
Campaigners have come up with a novel way to prevent future flooding across our region by reintroducing beavers to our waterways.
The Prime Minister has announced a £10 million support package for businesses affected by the floods.
Part of Gloucester has withstood the high tides so far but a severe warning remains in place with fears of more flooding