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Flooding: severe warnings remain in place across the Midlands

Flood water surrounds Upton upon Severn. Credit: PA Images

Severe flood warnings, indicating a danger to life, are in place across the region today in the aftermath of Storm Dennis.

The River Severn, River Wye and the River Lugg continue to have high water levels, with people evacuated from their homes in Ironbridge in Shropshire yesterday.

Nearly 300 homes across Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire have flooded.

Six severe flood warning are in place across the West Midlands. Credit: ITV News Central

Attention is now turning downstream of the River Severn to Bridgnorth and Bewdley.

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The main street in Gunthorpe was closed overnight because of rising water levels. The River Trent has also badly affected Burton.

More rain is expected for the region in the coming days.

Arial shots from the Environment Agency show the extent of flood in Staffordshire and Derbyshire along the River Trent.

Flood gates have been put up around the region to protect properties. Barriers in Upton upon Severn are separating the flood water over flowing from the River Severn.

Flood barriers separating the River Severn and Upton upon Severn. Credit: Environment Agency/John Curtis