Storm Dennis

Flood defences close to overtopping

River levels in Powick, Worcestershire, are close to coming over the flood defences, the Environment Agency is warning.

The A449 Malvern to Powick road has been closed, with diversions in place through Upton upon Severn.

Carrington Bridge, in Worcester, is now closed due to flooding as well.

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Flood-threatened care home 'may need evacuation'

A care home in Herefordshire is the current cause for concern after today's flooding said the police.

Ch Supt Sue Thomas of West Mercia Police, who is overseeing operations in Herefordshire, said there were two "key areas of focus".

"The two significant points were're looking at is around the Greyfriars area of Hereford and the confluence of the Lugg and the Wye coming together out towards Hampton Bishop".

"There will be some flooding, but it's whether or not it then floods the care home there, She added.

"There's a number of elderly and vulnerable residents - that will mean that we will probably need to start a plan - which is a tried and tested plan with the care home itself - about evacuating those residents. "