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Man swept away by floodwater in Ludlow, Shropshire
1:58pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in News
A man in his 60s has died after being swept away by floodwater near Ludlow, Shropshire, West Mercia Police said.
In another incident, a 90-year-old man was rescued by fire crews after becoming stranded in his car in the Bridgnorth area as heavy rain caused flash flooding in Shropshire.
The man was checked over by paramedics but was unhurt after floodwater rose around three feet around his car on the A454 at Worfield.
West Mercia Police said the road was closed in both directions and urged drivers to "take it easy" in waterlogged areas.
The Environment Agency warned people in the Midlands to "remain vigilant and prepared for flooding" with a spokeswoman saying: "The fast-moving heavy rain going over the region is already causing surface water flooding and could cause rivers to rise rapidly."
Localised flooding was also reported in the West Midlands, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said it had taken more 170 calls relating to heavy rain and flooding since 9.45am on Thursday.
Herefordshire Council said a number of roads across the county were submerged, with severe localised flooding affecting Orleton, Brimfield, Yarpole and Kingsland.
The Environment Agency warned of the possibility of flash flooding across the Midlands as the Met Office forecast outbreaks of torrential rain.
There are seven flood warnings in place for the Midlands, and 33 less serious flood alerts across the Midlands, the north east and the north west of England.
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