Emergency services have carried out over 100 flood rescues in England and Wales after days of heavy rain.
Flooding has affected parts of Shropshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire in England and Monmouthshire in Wales.
The Environment Agency installed emergency flood barriers along several rivers including the Wye and Severn, protecting thousands of homes.
The Wye river broke its banks causing some flooding in areas around Ross on Wye and Hereford, where around 20 homes were evacuated. Some flooding was also reported in areas around Worcester, where the Severn river was 4 metres above normal levels, and its highest since 2014. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said they rescued over 90 people from flooding-related incidents between 26 and 28 October, 2019.
Areas along the border between England and Wales also saw some flooding after the Morrow river overflowed in parts on Monmouthshire, Wales, and near the village of Kentchurch in Herefordshire.
In Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services carried out flood rescues after the Churnett river broke its banks near Oakmoor.
The town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire has been surrounded by flood waters for 2 days after rivers overflowed. Tewkesbury stands at the confluence of the Avon and Severn rivers, which have broken their banks in the town for the fourth time in 12 years.
There are a number of flood warnings in place in Gloucestershire following heavy rain at the weekend.
The worst hit areas are around Tewkesbury and Lydbrook. We sent our drone up over Tewkesbury – which is a natural floodplain – and got these incredible pictures. pic.twitter.com/QfvqMp7ckG
— ITV News WestCountry (@itvwestcountry) October 28, 2019
Extraordinary view from behind our flood defences in #Hereford
Water here would be chest deep and into lots of homes.
City is fully open for business pic.twitter.com/RKcgKTcS6b
— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) October 27, 2019
Today I visited Upton and Kempsey in #Worcestershire and saw how well targeted investment in the flood alleviation schemes, and 72 hours of good work from @EnvAgency colleagues, has helped protect the community from #flooding. #TeamEA #PrepareActSurvive pic.twitter.com/IBgBXWrN1J
— Emma Howard Boyd (@EmmaHowardBoyd) October 28, 2019
Thanks to @EnvAgencyMids folk like these almost all our Severn flood barriers are up & protecting over 1000 homes and businesses at these levels.
They’ll also be working though the night to ensure they’re working as they should. pic.twitter.com/5mhVELZSWV
— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) October 28, 2019
What a difference in Ross-on-Wye from last night. Highest i have ever seen the river wye pic.twitter.com/4iW0j57ib2
— Charlotte Reynolds (@Miss_CharlotteR) October 28, 2019
Big water levels in #Worcester
Highest since 2014
River Severn should be other side of trees and 4 metres lower! pic.twitter.com/bbXkwAK74e
— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) October 29, 2019
Hereford and Evesham boat crews completing an evacuation of several properties and a nursing home by boat, medical staff being transported to vulnerable members of the public to give support. pic.twitter.com/OltvI5AAwU
— Phil Major (@HWFireNcluster) October 27, 2019
#Bridgnorth #Shropshire #Severn some of the latest lunchtime pictures views of the @BridgnorthRFC the properties along #SevernTerrace & lower town.
Levels peaked and receding slowly.@BBCShropshire @bbcmtd @ShropshireStar #FloodAware https://t.co/CW0efUvcoJ pic.twitter.com/UraKmbMvvJ
— Chris Bainger (@ChrisBaingerEA) October 29, 2019
Flooding update: Although river levels in Ironbidge are starting to fall, there is still a considerable amount of water against the barriers. Therefore the barriers will be remaining up for the time being. Ironbridge businesses remain open. #floodaware @EnvAgencyMids pic.twitter.com/G3c1ofgMro
— Telford & Wrekin Council (@TelfordWrekin) October 29, 2019
Crews from Cheadle and Longton attended an incident where a car had become stranded in water next to a river in #Oakamoor. The driver climbed onto the roof and had to be rescued by Fire Service trained water technicians. Please do not drive through flood water pic.twitter.com/jyoShkSUIE
— Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service (@StaffsFire) October 26, 2019
Remarkable satellite image showing the huge amount of water coming down the River Teme on Sunday and joining the Severn just south of #Worcester
Not often the Teme dwarfs the Severn!
117 tonnes per second was recorded at Tenbury
— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) October 31, 2019