More than 200 flood warnings and alerts are in place across Britain


Britain was today hit by widespread flooding after rivers burst their banks following the weekend’s heavy rain, leaving the Gloucestershire town of Tewkesbury underwater for the fourth time in 12 years Tewkesbury was badly hit yet again after the Severn and Avon rivers burst their banks, and the Environment Agency has issued 171 flood warnings or alerts, with the Midlands most affected The flooding at Tewkesbury comes after the whole town was cut off during the summer of 2007, which was the wettest on record for England – further flooding more recently in both November 2012 and December 2013 In 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron insisted the Government was spending £2billion on new flood defences over a four-year period, but questions will be raised as to why the same problem has happened yet again River levels have remained high following heavy rain over the weekend, which postponed football matches, caused train delays and flooded roads The River Wye and the River Trent also have multiple warnings in place.  An aerial view of flooding at Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire today, where the Severn and Avon rivers have burst their banks The town of Tewkesbury was badly hit by flooding yet again today after the Severn and Avon rivers burst their banks An aerial view of flooding today in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, where the river Severn and Avon have burst their banks Paul Hayes ferries children to dry land after flooding around their holiday cottage at Lower Lydbrook in Gloucestershire today A Land Rover is submerged in Lower Lydbrook in Gloucestershire today after the village was flooded by rain and high tides  Forecasters anticipate the weather will be dry and sunny for the next two days – but temperatures will plunge, with lows of -4 4C (24.1F) in Northern Ireland, -3.9C (25F) in Perthshire and -3.1C (26.4F) in Oxfordshire this morning RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Missing British gap-year backpacker Amelia Bambridge, 21, is Operation Obliteration: How US gunships cornered ISIS leader. ‘What sort of people can put others into a container and let Share this article Share The Environment Agency warned of travel disruption in some areas after flood defences were installed in Bewdley, Hereford, Upton-upon-Severn and Shrewsbury, and temporary barriers erected at Ironbridge in Shropshire When Tewkesbury was cut off during England’s wettest ever summer The flooding at Tewkesbury comes after the whole town was cut off during the summer of 2007, which was the wettest on record following 414mm (16 2in) of rainfall across England and Wales from May to July.Flooding left 48,000 homes without power for two days in Gloucestershire, 10,000 drivers were stranded on the M5 overnight and the RAF and Army were drafted in to help in Tewkesbury Tewkesbury Abbey is surrounded by floodwater in July 2007Also that year, thousands of people were rescued across Yorkshire and the Midlands, with other towns cut off and families forced to flee their homes The town of Tewkesbury has also flooded more recently in November 2012 and December 2013 In 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron promised to take a ‘tough approach’ on negotiations with insurers over homes in flood danger as he insisted the Government was spending £2billion on new defences in four years Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire floods again in December 2013Prince Charles visited Tewkesbury in 2007, saying: ‘I’ve seen some obviously disastrous horrors that have affected so many people What I have found so wonderful is the spirit the people have displayed.’ Parts of Tewkesbury were left submerged by 5ft (1 5m) of water, with Tewkesbury Abbey seen nearly marooned in dramatic drone images taken today in scenes strikingly reminiscent of the devastating floods of 2007 Other parts of the historic town were also left under several feet of water, following the deluge which saw a month’s worth of rain falling in just two days – and there were similar scenes 20 miles away in Worcester Dave Throup, Environment Agency manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, said: ‘It’s very unusual for the River Severn to be at such high levels for its entire length, in England ‘We’ve got flood warnings in place from the Welsh border to Gloucester. Most of our flood defences now deployed or being deployed, protecting hundreds of homes and businesses ‘He said the River Severn was at its highest level since February 2014. The Environment Agency also warned Tewkesbury residents to avoid low-lying footpaths near water courses and low-lying roads near rivers Emergency services rescued people from 70 people from flooding-related incidents in Worcestershire and Herefordshire over the weekend, including 64 adults, six children, three dogs, three cats and two hamsters Rob Allen, who has been on holiday in the Gloucestershire village of Lydbrook since the weekend, said that water from the River Wye had affected his family holiday He said: ‘We are on holiday down in the area and we knew that the river was rising overnight, but we woke up this morning and didn’t expect it to have risen so high ‘It has affected our access to the holiday home we are in. The family car has been flooded and all three cars are going to be written off  From where we are staying, it is a good 400 to 500ft from the river.’The local flood warden knocked on the door at tea-time yesterday and said there was a chance it would rise but I don’t think he expected it to affect the vehicles in the way it did ‘Mr Allen said his family were forced to fetch some personal belongings from the cars using a canoe provided by the flood warden He added: ‘The house is fine but there is no access out of the house.  The Environment Agency has issued 171 flood warnings (in red) or alerts (in orange), with the Midlands most affected An aerial view of flooding in Worcester today as the UK is hit by widespread flooding after rivers burst their banks Firefighters check vehicles as they wade through flood water from the River Wye at Lower Lydbrook today Swans swim on the floodwater next to a rugby pitch in Worcester today after rivers burst their banks in the area The centre of York is engulfed in flood water this morning as rivers burst their banks up and down the country Aerial view of flooding in Worcester today, as the UK is widespread flooding following the weekend’s heavy rain Sheep in frost-covered fields near Baltinglass at County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland this morning Staff at the Vue Bar in Worcester inspect the flood damage to the property today after the UK was hit by widespread flooding An aerial view of flooding today in Worcester, where the Severn and Teme rivers meet, after both burst their banks The city of Worcester is surrounded by flood water from the River Severn as the UK is by widespread flooding today A staff member at the Vue Bar in Worcester installs flood defences after the UK was hit by widespread flooding’We needed to fetch some personal belongings from the car so the flood warden helped us and provided us with a boat It has shocked the community around here. It has been worse or as bad as it has been for a number of years ‘Yorkshire was also an area predicted to be affected by flooding. Emily Hood, 21, a student at York St John University, said: ‘York is renowned for flooding but I’ve studied at York St John University for the last three years and I have never witnessed it risen this high before ‘People have said it’s been higher but I have never captured it on camera. In our area, many fields and roads were flooded due to the rainfall It rained all of last week and then pretty much for 24 hours Friday and Saturday ‘Luckily, it hasn’t rained since Saturday so fingers crossed the river level starts to get lower ‘ New Road Cricket Ground is left under several feet of water in Worcester after the UK was hit by widespread flooding today Worcester city is surrounded by flood water from the River Severn today after rivers burst their banks following the heavy rain Members of Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service use an inflatable raft as they wade through water in Lower Lydbrook today A council 4×4 vehicle turns off onto higher ground through floodwater in Lower Lydbrook in Gloucestershire today Flooded streets and the B4234 main road in Lower Lydbrook are pictured today after major flooding in the area Paul Hayes ferries children to dry land after their holiday cottage is surrounded by floodwater in Lower Lydbrook today A police road closure sign is pictured in Lower Lydbrook today after rain from the Welsh hills and high tides flooded the village A postbox in a wall is submerged in water today in Lower Lydbrook, a village which sits next to the banks of the River WyeDespite the warnings, the country is expected to have some dry and sunny weather today In a forecast issued for Monday, the Met Office said: ‘Most areas bright with long periods of sunshine, albeit hazy across southern England Most parts dry, but some showers over northern Scotland and the far east of England ‘Cloudier and windy over Cornwall where rain at times for some.’Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said the next couple of days are due to be mostly fine and dry, with sunny days but chilly nights He added: ‘Thankfully the weather should give areas which have seen large amounts of rain the chance for it to drain away ‘Going into Wednesday it is likely a further weather system will attempt to move in which could bring more heavy rain, particularly across South West England and Wales ‘ A dog runs through a frost covered field near Bracknell in Berkshire today after temperatures plunged overnight Thick fog covers the landscape over Wimbledon in South West London today on a cold and frosty autumn morning Sunrise over Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast in London this morning, as thousands of homes remain at risk of flooding A man and his dog enjoy an early morning walk on Monday on Cothelstone Hill in the Quantock Hills in Somerset today Sunrise from the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, where temperatures dipped overnight and produced frost in parts of the UK Torrential rain on Friday and Saturday caused mayhem across the country, with towns and villages deluged with floodwater The downpour saw the entire front of a house in Swansea’s Ffynone area collapse, with all the rooms at the front of the property left visible and open to the elements, with rubble littering the area in front The flood forecast issued by the Environment Agency yesterday said: ‘Local flooding is expected from rivers across parts of the West Midlands today and tomorrow ‘Local flooding from rivers is also probable across other parts of the Midlands and parts of Lincolnshire today and also possible over parts of Yorkshire today and Nottinghamshire tomorrow ‘Local ongoing flooding from the River Severn in the West Midlands is possible through to Tuesday Land, roads and some individual properties will flood and there will be local travel disruption ‘

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  1. One of the first negative side efx of geoengineering activity is floods . according to geoengineers . Maybe u didn't notice the sky turning white but did you notice the increase in floods ?

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