Seven severe flood warning are in place across the region this morning.

Storm Dennis brought strong winds and heavy rain over the weekend causing major disruption.

Rainfall into and on Monday (17 February) increased river levels and led to streams to burst their banks, flooding roads and making driving impossible.

Warnings are currently in place this morning (Tuesday) at:

  • River Lugg at Hampton Bishop

  • River Severn at New Street, Upton upon Severn

  • River Severn at Uckinghall

  • River Severn at Waterside, Upton upon Severn

  • River Trent at Burton upon Trent

  • River Wye at Blackmarstone, Hereford

  • River Wye at Hampton Bishop

A fleet of coaches are on standby to evacuate people if flood defences are breached at the River Severn in Upton in Worcestershire.

People living there are being warned that if the river does breach the town could be cut off for 72 hours.

People in Gunthorpe in Nottinghamshire have been advised to leave their homes as river levels continue to rise there following Storm Dennis.

Around 50 homes were affected by flood water in the village of Lowdham. A severe flood warning is in place in Burton upon Trent.

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Police in Derbyshire are asking drivers to recover vehicles that were abandoned in the floods where it is safe to do so. Some roads in the county have now re-opened.

Meanwhile, a number of A roads in Staffordshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire are affected by flood water.

The fire service in Staffordshire had dealt with around a million litres of water on the A38. The road remains closed as water levels are expected to continue rising. A38 closures:

  • Severen Stoke - Worcestershire - both directions closed due to flooding from Birch Lane to Madge Hill.

  • Lichfield Road - Staffordshire - both directions closed due to flooding from A38 (Barton-Under-Needwood / Walton-On-Trent Turn Off) to A5121 (Branston Interchange).

  • Willersley - Herefordshire - both directions closed due to flooding between A4111 (Willersley) and Letton (Letton).

  • Orleton - Worcestershire - both directions closed due to flooding between Frith Common Turn-off (Orleton) and A456 (Newnham, Newnham).

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Here is some information and tips on how to stay safe during the floods.

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