POLICE say more flooding is likely across Worcestershire today.

Deputy Chief Constable of West Mercia Police Julian Moss said: “We wanted to bring our communities an up-to-date picture of what we are potentially expecting for the next 12 – 24 hours.

“In Worcestershire we believe that Bewdley could also see high-levels going into Wednesday morning. But the flood barriers have been extended to mitigate any over-topping issues. Worcester itself is expected to peak on Wednesday afternoon, with water reaching similar levels to last week.

“It is difficult to definitively predict the exact levels and timings, but the Environment Agency and the Met Office are continually updating the information available to partners to keep us as up to date as possible; they have warned us that a further named storm might hit the area of Friday.

“Last week water levels were unprecedented in many places and we are now looking at further significant flooding. We recognise the impact on people that have not only gone through the trauma and disruption of being flooded once, but are now likely to find themselves being flooded again.

“On behalf of all the partners, I want to reassure people that the multi-agency flood response is still in place and we will do everything we can to keep people in affected areas safe and informed; this response will remain in place into next week. We continue to work around the clock in response to these issues.

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“I want to reiterate my thanks to everyone involved in the flood response and to the communities across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire for their cooperation and continued support during incredibly difficult times.

“Information regarding the flooding, including road closures, support and other related issues will continue to be given on social media by the Environment Agency, local authorities and the emergency services, and via local news or radio channels.”