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As the flood waters start to drop, very strong winds and more rain
overnight have caused problems in the region. Army trucks have been
ferrying people across flood water in Upton on Severn. And narrow
escapes for many motorists as Warwickshire police and West
Midlands Ambulance Service received numerous calls of fallen trees. And
there's one severe flood warning at Alney in Gloucester and 40 flood
warnings in the rest of the region. In Worcester, water levels are going
down but may rise again later. Tim Aviss has this report.
The swollen river Severn still flowing fast through the heart of
Worcester. Its level had dropped but overnight more heavy rain fell
across the county. Despite this the Environment Agency believes the
worst is over. It appears that the weather systems we have seen coming
across the Atlantic may be starting to subside, although the there could
be some rain later. We may see levels start to water within the
River Severn and there could be right at the end of the tunnel. We
have had a brief respite but it has started to rain again and river
levels are expected to rise. Perhaps ten or 15 centimetres.
For district nurse Liz McCauley the waters can't recede quickly enough.
She and 11 others care for dozens of patients who can't get out of their
homes. The flooding has made their jobs extremely difficult. Patients
are getting their visits, they are being very, very patient with us. It
pits the team under the members pressure, with all the transport
issues and because they are visiting patients they are unfamiliar with.
But the floods remain a sight to behold for many, with keen
photographers making the most of the situation. You think, you have a
photogenic subject but then you think of all of the unfortunate
people who have been hurt by it. For now the Worcester Road Bridge
remains open to traffic. Tomorrow work begins to clear up the mass of
debris collected underneath. Tim Aviss BBC Midlands Today, Worcester.
We have just heard that around 400 homes in Shropshire or without power
at this lunchtime because of the storms. For the latest information
chin into your local BBC radio station.
A West Midlands police officer is being investigated for alleged
misuse of his Twitter account. The force has confirmed that Inspector
Michael Brown's Twitter account "mental health cop" has been
suspended. The officer ran a blog alongside Twitter on mental health
policing. In sport, Coventry and Cheltenham's
games are off today, but Shrewsbury Town's match against Port Vale will
go ahead. Ground staff worked long hours to make sure the game would
survive the rain of the past week. It's another opportunity for
Shrewsbury's caretaker manager Mike Jackson to make a claim for the job
full`time. I have always set myself the target of being the manager by
the time I was 40. I am 14 and in that is something I am passionate
about and what to do. It will not be easy. You don't just drop into a job
where everything is going great. It is up to me to prove I am not doing
it. A look at the weather now here's
Sara Blizzard. We will see the weather slowly
improve through the day ten, the wind. Trees down what we do have
quite a few heavy showers around and one or two could contain hail and
thunder and it could be a little bit when today over the hills as well.
Into the evening the showers start to diminish, the winced at ease of
further as well. A daytime temperature of nine Celsius. It will
not feel like name, because of the wind, but overnight we can call
there. They contrast to the wet and windy weather from last night. Frost
developing over Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. It could be a see
tomorrow. The latest on the weather at ten past six. Goodbye.
That's it. Good afternoon. It looks as though
we could be heading towards a sunny Sunday, something I assure we will
all be grateful. What a store the! In Berry head in Devon winds were in
excess of 80 miles an hour. In Heathrow airport, they were seeing
winds of over 60 miles an hour. These will ease through the rest of
the day and we will have a few decent showers to encounter. You can
see this lump across the far north and