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Several horses stranded in fields surrounded by floodwater in Gloucester now have food.
Bales of hay were winched down to the animals from the Over Causeway.
Local RSPCA officers Lee Hopgood and Rachel Hayward have been dealing with dozens of flood related calls. They say the couple who own the horses have only just rented the land and were not aware it flooded so extensively.
Several horses are stranded in Gloucester due to flooded fields.
The fire service are currently in the process of delivering food to them. As a result, one lane is currently closed on the Over Causeway.
Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin is there and has sent the following photos:
The weather has been dry for at least 24 hours but the affect of flooding continues to be felt.
Some communities are still stranded and the Environment Agency says it could take days for the water to drain away.
Tewkesbury Borough Council is continuing to make sandbags available to residents.
Many areas have been affected by flooding in Tewkesbury Borough, particularly in places such as Tewkesbury, Tirley, Sandhurst, Longford and Maisemore.
The council has provided more than 4000 sandbags to help protect residents’ homes, with special pick up locations being set up in Longford, Twigworth and Maisemore, as well as at the council offices in Tewkesbury.
Officers from the council have also been making visits to vulnerable properties in the area to make sure they are appropriately prepared and to advise them that a rest centre, which has been set up as a precautionary measure, is available if needed.
People had to be rescued from their homes in Gloucestershire after becoming trapped by flood water.
Areas around Gloucester, including the village of Maisemore, have been worst hit. Several roads have been closed.
Jon Hall@GlosFireChief Gloucester rescue boats launched as Severn approaches its peak. Communities continue to cope well. Stay out of flood water please
A number of people have been rescued from flooded cottages in Maisemore in Gloucestershire.
27 flood warnings are in still in place across the South West but river levels are starting to drop.
Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin was live in Maisemore on our lunchtime news:
Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin has taken this picture of the flooding situation in Maisemore in Gloucestershire.
A number of residents have been rescued from flooded properties.
Our reporter Richard Payne is in Gloucestershire. He's sent these photos of flooding in the village of Norton, between Gloucester and Tewkesbury.