An improved flood risk management scheme for Leominster in Herefordshire is now complete.
It will protect nearly four hundred homes and businesses in The Marsh area of the town when heavy rain causes the River Lugg to flood.
The scheme has increased the height of the existing embankment and enhanced the original flood scheme which was built in 1969. A flood line phone service has also received an upgrade.
Environment Agency Area Operations Manager Anthony Perry said: "We're pleased to complete this work in Leominster. Flooding has a devastating impact which is why protecting people and communities is our top priority. We can already see the impacts of climate change in the UK and around the world.
Mr Perry says they've upgraded and improved the existing defences to "better protect communities" from the future flood risk climate change will bring.
He added it will "greatly reduce the risk of flooding to properties most vulnerable when the River Lugg rises."
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