It's emerged that three pensioners needed treatment in hospital after their car was swept 500 metres down a swollen river in Warwickshire yesterday.
The West Midlands Ambulance Service said that a local farmer was able to pull the silver Corsa to the water's edge after the driver got into difficulty while trying to cross a ford near Coughton in Alcester yesterday morning.
Firefighters in rescue boats were then able to pull the two women and a man from the car.
A 91-year-old woman was found dead in her flood-hit North Wales home after torrential rain caused widespread devastation across the country.
Climate scientists have been predicting more frequent flooding in this country for years, and their models show it is likely to get worse.
Water-logged communities across Britain are braced for more torrential rain and flooding overnight.