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Good afternoon. As the flood waters start to drop,
very strong winds and more rain overnight have caused further
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 about 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. The authorities
are staying alert. It appears that the weather systems we have seen
coming across the Atlantic may be subsiding slightly. There might be
level is falling within the River Severn and there could be laid at
the end of the tunnel but the work does not stop there. We must check
the infrastructure and the barriers that we have in place to make sure
that they are all case should anything happen in the future. We
had a brief respite but it has just started to rain again. That means
river levels are expected to rise, something like ten or 15 For
district nurse Liz McCauley the waters can't recede quickly enough.
Centimetres in the next 24 hours. 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 visit, they are
being very patient with us, but it puts the team under tremendous
pressure with all of the transport issues and because they are visiting
patients who are unfamiliar with. But the floods remain a sight to
behold for many ` with keen photographers making the most of the
situation. We have mixed feelings because you think, you have a
photogenic subject here but then you think 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
derbis collected underneath. Tim Aviss BBC Midlands Today, Worcester.
And in other parts of the region, around 400 homes in Shropshire are
still without power because of the storms. The rail line between
Leamington and Banbury has been closed because of a landslip. And
bus and rail users are being asked to check before they travel as many
services have been delayed or cancelled.
For the latest information listen to your BBC local 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. Onto the days football and in the
Championship Birmingham City lost 2`1 to Huddersfield at St Andrews.
Ollie Lee with the consolation goal deep into injury time. Blues haven't
won at home in the league now since October.
In League One it ended goalless in the lunchtime kick`off between
Shrewsbury and Port Vale. Coventry's clash with Bradford was postponed
due to a waterlogged pitch. And Wolves are now three points clear of
third place Leyton Orient after a 2`0 win against Notts County at
Molineux. In League Two it finished one all
between Burton and Dagenham and Redbridge. Meanwhile, Cheltenham's
home game with Wycombe Wanderers was postponed due to the recent bad
weather. And in the Conference Premier,
Barnet beat Tamworth one nil. Kidderminster lost 2`0 away at
Lincoln City. Hereford United suffered a 7`0 thrashing at the
hands of top of the table Luton Town. Luton got six of their goals
in the second half. And it finished Nuneaton one, Hyde zero.
Finally one rugby result to bring you and in the Aviva Premiership
Worcester are still looking for that elusive win after losing to
Northampton by 30 points to 14. A look at the weather now with Sara
Blizzard. It has only felt very cold today
with that strong winds that has changed direction, it is coming more
from the North West but the good news is it is easing now and the
showers that have been present throughout today are starting to
diminish with the exception of one or two towards Stoke`on`Trent. The
cold night in prospect, a contrast to the windy weather from last
night. We will see a fast developing with Herefordshire and
Worcestershire seeing low temperatures. A cold and frosty
start to Sunday, it will be bright with sunshine and the wind will be
much lighter. Daytime temperatures to model a That's it.
Maximum of nine degrees. Sunday Politics will be discussing the
Midlands towns vying for a stop on the controversial high speed rail
link. That's with Patrick Burns from 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. But for
now enjoy your Saturday night. Hello, good evening, finally some
quieter weather on the way for the British Isles for the remainder of
this weekend, also somewhat for the week ahead. More on that in a